Maybe someone can chime in about Chino and access to Phase 1 test areas. I chose Cable (CCB) for a number of reasons, but a biggie is that I had an enormous high-desert expanse for Phase 1...from Highway 395 to the west to Daggett to the north to Johnson & Lucerne valleys to the east.
You can reach the high desert without flying over populated areas quite easily from Cable. North over San Antonio wash, then east at the base of the San Gabriels, then up the Cajon Pass. The downside is that the turbulence through the pass can be nasty when the wind picks up.
Worth checking with the DAR before you decide on the final assembly airport.
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Last edited by rightrudder : 01-19-2020 at 06:43 PM.