Talk:Moffett Federal Airfield

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Hangar One[edit]

Does anyone want to address the fact that the navy wants to tear down Hangar One because it is full of toxics? --evrik 15:08, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Can someone write about why the military is always the worst pollutors? Every closed down military base is badly contaminated. Did these people abuse their power because no one can question what they do with the land. If any corporation causes pollution, they are fined. Should the same be done with the military? Kowloonese 01:21, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

  • I don't know about the military being "always the worse". Mostly it's because the bases are decades old, and standards have changed. Painting a building with lead paint and insulating pipes with asbestos didn't used to be considered polluting the environment, for instance. And they used a lot of chemicals that aren't found in the typical corporate campus. And often the proposed new use of the land puts more people on it.
As for fining a department of the government, to whom would the fine be paid--another branch of the government?
—wwoods 05:19, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Yes, standards have changed - and often the government is left to clean-up the work of tohers though not in this case). --evrik 14:31, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Full of toxics? They gave me a tour, at least. - Reaverdrop 06:46, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

I wrote some details in the facilities section in order to give a better idea of what Moffett Field is like today. I think that without some of these details, it appears as though Moffett Field is an abandoned ghost-town owned by NASA, when in reality hundreds of people live within its gates. FlyingToaster 10:22, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Private Aircraft[edit]

The statement referring to scientific equipment that has been installed on Google executives' private aircraft appears to be incorrect. Recent statements by NASA officials deny that it has occurred.

http://www.mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=951

From the link:

"NASA officials admitted Monday that so far no special scientific instruments have been fitted to any H211 planes, after hundreds of flights and more than year of allowing them to fly out of Moffett. The only equipment used on them thus far is handheld cameras, said Steve Zornetzer, deputy director of NASA Ames, in an e-mail." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.197.151.118 (talk) 01:08, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Coastal Fog[edit]

The mechanism of Bay Area fog is the movement of saturated marine air inland over cooler land masses. Areas that have no mountains between them and the ocean - such as Pacifica, western San Francisco, and Berkeley directly across from the Golden Gate - are foggy. Areas that are protected by mountains - like Sunnyvale and San Jose, and the entire area east of the Oakland Hills - are less foggy. Thus the statement in this article about why Moffett is less foggy (than SFO for example) gets the mechanism entirely backward. Unless someone can counter this, it should be changed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.54.76.92 (talk) 01:25, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

More information needs to be added regarding Moffet's fighter squadrons and its history as a naval carrier-based fighter base. In the 1950's, NAS Moffet field was a jet fighter base... in fact VF-124 Gunfighters (the former NAS Miramar F-14 Tomcat Fleet Replacement Squadron) was the west coast RAG training F-8 Crusader aircrews for the Navy and the Marine Corps up until it was moved to Miramar. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.237.193.13 (talk) 18:19, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

In the 1960s, NAS Moffet Field was home to NATWingPac (Naval Air Transport Wing - Pacific) which consisted of two squadrons (VR-7 & VR-8), later augmented by VR-22 which transferred from the East-coast air wing in 1965. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.192.63.133 (talk) 21:18, 21 December 2010 (UTC)