When High Noise Levels are NOT the Issue (Part II)

This is a continuation of the previous blog with the same name, but labeled Part I. The setting is the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility (HMTF) located atop Hurricane Mesa, a short drive from St. George, UT. HMTF has a 12,000 ft. test track that is fully capable of handling propulsion velocities exceeding supersonic. It is…

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When High Noise Levels are NOT the Issue! (Part I)

A few days ago I accompanied a couple of jeeping friends, Jim Beller and Paul Furr of St. George, UT to the Hurricane Mesa Test Track (HMTT) Facility a few miles from where we live.  It is currently owned and operated by Goodrich Corporation, Universal Propulsion Company, but was started in the mid 1950s by…

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