Crows Landing Air Facility

Crows Landing was once a 1,500 acre NASA facility in the Central Valley of California, which was subsequently transferred to Stanislaus County in 1999, after extensive environmental cleanup. Plans are ongoing to develop the site for use as an industrial business park, with possible general aviation use as well. It had been a Naval Auxiliary Air Station for decades, serving Moffett Field (located in Silicon Valley), and flight research at NASA's Ames Lab (also at Moffett). NASA acquired it from the Navy with the transfer of Moffett Field to NASA in 1994, rechristening it Crows Landing Flight Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, although relatively little research was ultimately conducted there.  (A 1994 test at the site, for example, involved 110 landings of a 737 airliner using an experimental GPS navigation system.)