Nike Airport and Helicopter Pad

The helicopter pad and the emergency landing strip were instrumental in moving supplies and officers to and from the secret underground at the Nike Missile Base. The paved road between the launch and control portions of the Nike Bases was also used as an emergency landing strip. The telephone poles were set back and the road was bermed. The road was sloped but flat. A soldier once told me that “big shots were always dropping by”.

Nike Aerial
Nike Aerial

MissileBaseControlGoogle
MissileBaseControlGoogle

nike airstrip google street view
nike airstrip google street view

Nike Aerial
Nike Aerial