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Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 07:30pm PT
Yeah, I hate seeing rare birds go in. The company I used to work for, used to own the C123K that crashed in Denali several months back. It was used in several movies, most notably Con Air.

As far as the pictures go, let's try to keep it positive though ;)I've seen more then enough crash scenes.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2011 - 07:35pm PT
Here are a couple of odd airframes I saw at a museum visit. Anyone happen to know what they are?

Mystery Plane 1
Mystery Plane 1
Credit: Vegasclimber

Mystery Plane 2
Mystery Plane 2
Credit: Vegasclimber
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 24, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
Vegas climber:
You beat me to the punch...
But Cozmic, "There is no such thing as a perfectly good aircraft"

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Liberty Belle Ouuuuch my heart just sank.

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Never jumped but I don't think it is not to far away in my future
I am posting from a sewing machine here:
http://www.skydivingservices.net/


TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 24, 2011 - 10:29pm PT

Since you 'Cosmic' interjected that you got Vegas climber's windows done...

Thankz for the call this eve I'll be over tomorrow to pick up my resoles ;)

TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 24, 2011 - 10:31pm PT

Vegas climber:

Mystery plane #2?
Did you see that at a hanger/airstrip over near the south rim of the Grand Canyon? Was it actually a plywood airframe with a (at one time) jet engine in the tail of the fuselage ?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 24, 2011 - 10:39pm PT



This is what I call an executive transport:




Who knows what this is?
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 24, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
Looks like Rielly has been to the Reno air show ?

Modified Spitfire ?

Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Jul 24, 2011 - 11:30pm PT
My first sky dive was out of the DC-3 at Perris Valley in 1980. I was a little thing back then barely weighed over 100 lbs and the rig was heavy, old military junk-the belly wart reserve on front and the huge round canopy packed in its container on back.
I was number 8 out the door, wanted to go first, figured the quicker I got out the less time I would have to deal with my anxiety. All I remember, was when I threw myself out was not being prepared for the blast coming off those huge radial engines, there went any style that we were taught earlier in the day.
My next jump was out of a Cargo Beech 18, had to sit in the door way and shove off, that was interesting. The more interesting aircraft were the Cessna's, crawling out, handover hand on the strut finally letting the feet dangle in the wind and just letting go....... fun!

I need to see if I can figure out how to scan pictures.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 24, 2011 - 11:42pm PT
GeeBee
GeeBee
Credit: TrundleBum

Geebee profile angle
Geebee profile angle
Credit: TrundleBum
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 24, 2011 - 11:49pm PT

Sky diving through the bomb bay doors of a vintage B-17
Sky diving through the bomb bay doors of a vintage B-17
Credit: TrundleBum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9FjWDGojq4&feature=related


Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2011 - 12:32am PT
Awesome shots and stories everyone!

And Trundle, I used to work with your boss I believe. Looks like you're working with Simon Wade, by the email address. I used to pack his tandem rig for a while, I used to work at Skydive Las Vegas when Michael still owned it. Good times!

And yes, the flying wing is the one at the grand Canyon base of the Chino museum. They also have part of a B29 hidden in the back yard.

I will get some more pics up in the morning. Keep em coming, all!
Hankster

Social climber
BASE!
Jul 25, 2011 - 05:07am PT
my baby gettin' it done!
Credit: Hankster

caylor
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Jul 25, 2011 - 08:56am PT
Skydive #28 or 29. My friend flipped me on my back so I flipped him off.
Credit: Tfish
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2011 - 02:29pm PT
Reilly, your mystery plane gave me fits, but I finally found it - it's a Fairey Firefly, I believe.

As an added bonus, I found my mystery plane #1 - turns out that it's a de Havilland Vampire, just post WW2.

Great shots Hank and all!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 25, 2011 - 09:05pm PT
Vegas,
You da man! I knew I recognized those twin shark fins of the Vampire.
I just couldn't bring it out of the subconscious. :-)

Trundle,
I have been to Reno but these shots are from this year's Chino show - way
better than Reno IMHO.
The 22 ship grand finale was beyond awesome - a combined 60,000 HP!

OK, here's some trivia shots.

The only commercial airliner with counter-rotating turbo-props.
A Tupelov 114 which used to sit at the entrance to Dushanbe International.
Donini didn't answer me whether it is still there. Grrrr.
Credit: Reilly

The most highly produced commercial aircraft in history, period - Antonov-2.
They should use the Buddy Lee jeans slogan - Can't bust 'em!
I got some hours in those things and they are the shiz! One takeoff was so
epic - overloaded, density altitude of a good 10K, etc. Weight and balance?
Fuggetabout it! I was sitting in the middle front pax seat holding the cockpit
door open with my foot (the latch was busted) so I could keep an eye on those
clowns. The clowns were good and it was an E-ticket ride. As they horsed
it off the dirt strip the stall horn was blaring like a brass band. The #2
casually sticks his head back into the cabin and says, "Pass as much baggage
forward as possible!" HaHaHaHa! Alacrity was the byword! It took a good
4 or 5 minutes before that damn horn quit.


Akbar - my homie the ramp agent proudly showing the USSA "I Ski" bumper sticker I gave him
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land of the Free Minded Mongols
Jul 25, 2011 - 09:13pm PT


That there is a Tempest! One badass Sub Hunter. Them together with the Mosquitoes used to really put a major hurt to the U-Boat community at night. They would cruise the German northern coast at night, 50' above the sea surface at 300 something knots shooting their surface radar looking for them bad boy U-Boats. When the RIO in the rear got a surface blip, they would go verify the target and then the two Mosquitoes over head would light up the U-Boat and then drop two torps each.

Bye Bye Nazi Boat!!!!!

Very awesome aircraft. TFPU!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 25, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
You're close Chief but Vegas was right, :-) Not a Hawker, trust me.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2011 - 10:00pm PT
Reilly,

I posted on the AN-2 shot before on another thread. I know them pretty well, Aviation Classics owned 3 of them when I was there. Great planes.

Wind up starters.....such fun.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jul 26, 2011 - 09:19am PT
My father was the ship photographer on a carrier during WWII in the Pacific. I know he had a whole trunk full of photos, but these are a few he digitized and put on carriers website before he passed away.





Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jul 26, 2011 - 11:10am PT
Do you know what ship he served on? Just curious. Great shots.
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