Cape Canaveral Skid Strip

Cape Canaveral Skid Strip


Cape Canaveral, Florida (FL), US
This is runway 30/13 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, more commonly known as the "Skid Strip". The Navaho winged missile that was being tested at the Cape used the Skid Strip both as a landing site (to recover the X-10 missile body launched from Complex 9), and a launch site (three X-10 drone launches in support of the BOMARC program). It is now used to support Pegasus launches. In addition, the Strip is sometimes used for takeoffs and landing of aircraft.
This is runway 30/13 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, more commonly known as the "Skid Strip". The Navaho winged missile that was being tested at the Cape used the Skid Strip both as a landing site (to recover the X-10 missile body launched from Complex 9), and a launch site (three X-10 drone launches in support of the BOMARC program). It is now used to support Pegasus launches. In addition, the Strip is sometimes used for takeoffs and landing of aircraft.
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By: robsv

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