GPS Testing Ft Walton Beach (Destin)

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  1. mscard88

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    That is a heck of an area to lose GPS.
    Those guys at Eglin shoot real bullets if you wander into the wrong area.
     
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    Be looking for flight following ,when in that area.
     
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    Is all this testing really needed?
     
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    Eglin has a test wing that tests weapons there. Just about every aerial weapon in the Gulf War and ongoing wars now were tested at Eglin. That's the main mission at Eglin. A lot of other stuff goes on there so I'm sure it's needed or they wouldn't be doing it. Price of freedom.

    Served 4 years there in ATC, cool place, like an airshow every day.
     
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    Sounds reasonable. What purpose does it serve to block gps? Just curious.
     
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    I don't really know. Could be related to a weapon they're testing but I don't know that. Sorry.
     
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