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Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 24, 2011 - 01:49pm PT
I've noticed that a lot of us on the Taco also enjoy tossing themselves out of airplanes or off of various fixed objects, or taking some damned cool airplane rides to get to various destinations all over the world.

So, here's the thread to put up your skydiving, BASE and airplane pics. I will even kick it off with a pic of my first skydive, taken in Sept. of 93. And yes, detractors, I know it's a shitty exit :p

I had been working at the DZ for a year and a half at this point, waiting to turn 18. For my reward, I was the first out on the demo load for my own first jump class. :-\

By sheer luck, I stood up the landing about 5 feet in front of them haha.

Ooooohhhhh...shiiiiiiiiit....... :D
Ooooohhhhh...shiiiiiiiiit....... :D
Credit: Vegasclimber


Looking forward to some awesome pictures in this thread!
Hankster

Social climber
BASE!
Jul 24, 2011 - 02:30pm PT
the Hotwife and I getting our helicopter on!
Credit: Georg
this is the picture I took while the one above was being taken from the ground.
Credit: Hankster

caylor
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jul 24, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

a wee blast from the past..
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
NICE one Ron!!

I actually have a dual roundy setup in storage...old Crossbow, one of the first dual back rigs. Only jumped it a couple times though. Pioneer 26 main and a Featherlite 22 reserve.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jul 24, 2011 - 02:57pm PT
most of my jumps were with surplus 28s with TU mods, and occasionally i lucked out and got to jump a para commander 2, but it was with the 24 foot surplus reserves big ol bulky azz chyt! Mains were all sleeved too! LOL!! The ram air technology was just at the start..fairly sketchy like the delta wings that were being expiremented back then..
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 03:03pm PT
Sentimental Journey Nose Art
Sentimental Journey Nose Art
Credit: Vegasclimber

Sentimental Journey - B-17 - Mesa, AZ.
Sentimental Journey - B-17 - Mesa, AZ.
Credit: Vegasclimber

Constellation in Arizona Planes of Fame Museum
Constellation in Arizona Planes of Fame Museum
Credit: Vegasclimber

F-84F Thunderflash - Rare airframe.
F-84F Thunderflash - Rare airframe.
Credit: Vegasclimber
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 24, 2011 - 03:19pm PT
The Martin Mars, world's largest seaplane, while it was down from B.C. fighting
the Station fire.

bad air/bad pic
bad air/bad pic
Credit: Reilly
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 03:40pm PT
Ah, so that was YOU stinking up Dawse's greasy 3? :D That is indeed an enviable skill. I have to say tho, if you can stink out a tailgater that well, then you were indeed a master of the gas. Awesome story.

We had a grumpy old pilot once that hated farters. He kicked one guy out the door about 2 miles short of the spot after warning him several times.

Reilly, awesome shot of the Mars. I spent a couple years fighting wildland fires, and my favorite runs of the day was when the old PB4-Y would come in the line up - this was before they lost that one in Montana and they stopped flying them.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
Here's another old bomber....radials are my favorite, any model. I'm lucky that I got to work on them once upon a time.

"Maid in the Shade"
"Maid in the Shade"
Credit: Vegasclimber
Pate

Trad climber
Jul 24, 2011 - 04:03pm PT
caylor you're a nut. so's the misses too.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 24, 2011 - 04:47pm PT
Had to Blow up the pic so I could see the look on her face better.



photo not found
Missing photo ID#210456




YEP!!!
She's ENJOYING herself!!!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 24, 2011 - 04:49pm PT
Sorry guys. :(

I REFUSE to LEAVE a perfectly good aircraft
when it's in the air!!!


:)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 24, 2011 - 04:53pm PT
Cosmico,
I'm with ya on leavin' before they're (the engines, that is) all burnin' or have stopped turnin'.


Vegas, did yous miss this thread?

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1500733/Why-Tojo-and-Adolph-never-had-a-chance-OT


Did I mention I luuuvvv nose art? Yeah, I got a big nose too.









PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Clovis, CA
Jul 24, 2011 - 04:58pm PT
I took this pic from the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on our way home from our World Cruise in 2005.

Sonic Boom, World Cruise 2005
Sonic Boom, World Cruise 2005
Credit: PAUL SOUZA
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 04:58pm PT
No such thing as a "perfectly" good airplane lol! Especially jump birds :D

The one in the first shot, had duct tape holding the baggage door shut.


Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 05:06pm PT
Reilly, I did miss that thread. Thanks for linking it in! I'd say that Chino and Evergreen have the best old flyin iron anywhere.

And that MiG-15 ...well if it flies like a Chevy, it would be one of the old trucks with no power steering haha. I used to work for a company that imported them. Built like a tank though, could land anywhere.

I love the nose art shots!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 24, 2011 - 05:07pm PT
Your Windows are ALL cleaned and SPARKELY now,
Travis. Tracks, Mirrors, and lights above are also cleaned.
I also did your outside porch lights as an added extra bonus.

Enjoy, and tell all your friends about me.



Cosmic
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 05:21pm PT
Thanks much man!

Christina already called to brag about how great they looked, shes super happy.

You have our recommendation for sure!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jul 24, 2011 - 07:03pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

went to more than my share of these scenes,,,cessna 414-A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 24, 2011 - 07:11pm PT
A sad day a couple of months ago - the Liberty Belle is no more.
I am happy to say all hands made it out.

Credit: Reilly
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