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Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 7, 2018 - 09:40pm PT
Actually, it's open to the public. Flightdeck in Annaheim CA - they also have some F-16 style sims that you can go head to head in dogfights with. I was pretty happy with myself that I didn't dump the damn thing haha.

I would go for the 737 sim, the 60 minute package was enough time for me to get a full flight in including ground work. The others are tourist style. I DID have an in many years ago and got to spend some time in a real F-16 sim and it was a kick in the ass for sure.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 7, 2018 - 10:40pm PT

from Seafair in Seattle
Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin


Credit: Darwin


Credit: Darwin

And 'cause I snuck a Blue Angels photo in the birds thread once,
Credit: Darwin
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Sep 11, 2018 - 08:41pm PT
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 12:52pm PT
AN-225 Mriya, operating as flight ADB286F "Super," the world's biggest cargo transporter and only-one-of-its-kind, landed on Rwy 30 at KOAK on Sunday, September 9, 2018, to load relief supplies in support of Typhoon Mangkhut efforts (Guam).

T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Oct 2, 2018 - 07:22pm PT
(RC)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 2, 2018 - 10:24pm PT
^^^. Geez! That thang is impressive but as big as it is it is pretty damn dangerous flying it so damn close to people! I wonder how much it cost?
Mike Honcho

Trad climber
Glenwood Springs, CO
Oct 5, 2018 - 02:42pm PT
Lord, we just got back from our 1st and last trip to Malaysia. I got heavily influenced to go this year and the Wife had a blast!!!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2018 - 02:45pm PT
^^^ Ya didnt take yer kids? 😔
Mike Honcho

Trad climber
Glenwood Springs, CO
Oct 5, 2018 - 04:34pm PT
Kids? What kids? We have two Pugs two and donkeys and all our stuff going on on.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2018 - 05:40pm PT
Exactly! 🤡
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Oct 5, 2018 - 11:51pm PT
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Oct 6, 2018 - 12:27pm PT
Amazing video, Hank!

Especially the hot landing into the fence?!

As they say, any landing you can walk away from...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 6, 2018 - 06:25pm PT
So what the hell is a Superjet? That werent no A380!
Mike Honcho

Trad climber
Glenwood Springs, CO
Oct 7, 2018 - 12:18pm PT
Rick A wrote,

Amazing video, Hank!

Especially the hot landing into the fence?!

As they say, any landing you can walk away from...

I am stunned I didn't blow my femur on that landing. I have a huge hanging blood balloon from my knee to my hip.. I didn't really walk away either.

Now the Embassy Suites? I walked away from that one baby, then collapsed from blood loss 6 blocks later.. again, was that really walking away?

Now my Wife? She's a fantastic jumper that's easily way better than me, and hot, and popular at events. Pretty sure I get invites because the organizers love her.. oh fate, how you mock me.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 8, 2018 - 02:21pm PT
This ones for Reilly.

LOL !

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 9, 2018 - 02:21am PT
hope you heal up well Hankster!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 10, 2018 - 04:02am PT
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Oct 10, 2018 - 12:19pm PT
Yikes Hankster! Hope you are ok!

Onetime when I was a smokejumper we were jumping this fire and the jump spot was pretty good except for one major hazard- a huge triple topped snag. In the plane everyone was like whatever you do stay away from that thing. My buddy Jeff goes out the door and it literally looked like his sole goal was to land in the snag. Every turn, every correction just brought him closer. It was like the thing had a tractor beam on him. Sure enough, he goes right into the top of it. The branches shredded through his canopy and hung him up about 150 feet off the ground. Luckily he was firmly hung up (the big risk is hitting a tree, having the canopy deflate and then the branches break causing a free fall to the ground) and he rapped out of the tree with the handy "let down" webbing we jumped with (a terrifying process in which you tie off to a parachute riser, run the webbing through some rings in your jump suit and then unclip from the parachute and lower down).

Usually if someone hangs up you have to climb up the tree and get the parachute out of it once the fire is handled but in this case the tree was too dangerous to climb so maybe his parachute is still out there (Lassen National Park backcountry)!!

Anyway, Mike Honcho's video of sailing over all of that grass into the fence reminded me that jump.

Jeff third from left:

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 20, 2018 - 04:56pm PT
Wow - skillful landing:

zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 20, 2018 - 07:22pm PT
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