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Old 10-05-2013, 02:26 PM   #16
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I'll be in contact with the air museum here shortly attempting to get some locations, I'm sure it will be the only way to find them, but it gives me an excuse to go there, ain't been there for 45 years...
Dang. I was at the air museum in Sevierville, TN and never thought of asking. I bet lots of folks who fly small planes have seen them even if they didn't know what they were. Hello AOPA members!

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #17
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An "Arrow Rally" opportunity?

That would be kinda fun. Collect the whole set.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:51 AM   #18
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If you want a good read, pick up a book called "Mavericks of the Sky". It's about the first pilots and routes of the airmail service, very good book, for pilots and non-pilots alike.

The airmail system was developed as a way to teach pilots to navigate as they were constantly getting lost over in Europe in WWI, then would run out of gas or get shot down.

The book's a nail biter and comedy at the same time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I got the book out of my local library yesterday afternoon and finished it this morning. A great read!
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #19
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Gday All,

I tripped on this thread while researching those concrete arrows.

I travel around the US with an ultralight aircraft in a trailer, and am always looking for interesting sights.
See http://www.tailwindsplease.com/usa-flyingroad-trip/ for my adventures in 2012. I think of my aircraft as a 'High-Clearance Trail Bike', and thus the user name....

I still have the aircraft and camper van stored in California, and on my next visit from Australia next year I want to find some of those arrows. The three between St. George and Hurricane are well known, but there must still be more, especially out Wyoming in that ranch country.... I was flying out of Hurricane in '12, and probably flew within 5 miles of the one at Quail Creek, but hadn't heard of them then. That route map doesn't look correct, cause it goes across northern Utah rather than through St George...... Any more information would be really appreciated......

I've done a bit of bike touring in the past. In 1963 I rode a 1958 Matchless 500 single around South Africa, Swaziland and Basutoland. That was a long-legged brute of a machine, but just great for those long roads in hot weather. In 1965-66 I rode a BMW R28 250cc from Oregon to the Panama canal and back to the Canadian border in NY state. Sounds a bit under-powered for these days, but was just right for the roads there in those days, lots of loose gravel, rocks and corrugations. Honda had just brought out the first of the 305 on/off road bikes. I nearly got one but glad I didn't. Met one about halfway down there, and the owner's kidneys were about pounded to pulp by the stiff ride, while my BM with the old-style sprung single-seat with a soft California saddle and the BM suspension, was just as smooth as a Caddy....

Just keep on goin' til you get there.....
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:48 AM   #20
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interesting stuff..........
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:46 PM   #21
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Easy find. Just off the road on a bluff overlooking Bloomington and the Virgin River. Near a water tank. Could make the short walk from pavement if not on an ADV bike.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:15 AM   #22
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Easy find. Just off the road on a bluff overlooking Bloomington and the Virgin River. Near a water tank. Could make the short walk from pavement if not on an ADV bike.[/QUOTE]

How cool is that? The first find. I hope more still exist and can be found.


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Old 11-30-2013, 05:29 AM   #23
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This is pretty interesting. I did some web surfing and found this map that shows current or previous locations of some of the arrows.
There is one near my house in Virginia but it apparently no longer exists.

RRR there are some more around St George

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...bfa2281f&msa=0

OK, I found some more info with a list of the arrows. Clicking the links on the left side of the list at the bottom of the page will open a page at NOAA with GPS coordinates.

http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/...t-eastern-u-s/

http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/...t-western-u-s/

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Old 11-30-2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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This is pretty interesting. I did some web surfing and found this map that shows current or previous locations of some of the arrows.
There is one near my house in Virginia but it apparently no longer exists.

RRR there are some more around St George

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...bfa2281f&msa=0

OK, I found some more info with a list of the arrows. Clicking the links on the left side of the list at the bottom of the page will open a page at NOAA with GPS coordinates.

http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/...t-eastern-u-s/

http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/...t-western-u-s/
Wow. That's some good stuff there. Some of these locations are close enough to me to check out in the not cold winter months!
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:40 AM   #25
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This is pretty interesting. I did some web surfing and found this map that shows current or previous locations of some of the arrows.
There is one near my house in Virginia but it apparently no longer exists.

RRR there are some more around St George

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...bfa2281f&msa=0

OK, I found some more info with a list of the arrows. Clicking the links on the left side of the list at the bottom of the page will open a page at NOAA with GPS coordinates.

http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/...t-eastern-u-s/

http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/...t-western-u-s/
That's a brilliant find, just what I was looking for! I've already marked several of them to fly around next year.
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