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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Sep 7, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
daaahoooodd,,,,thats uckin fugly!!!!!!!!!!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 10, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
2012 Raytheon award.

http://vimeo.com/40935850#



This video was created to commemorate the 67FS winning the 2011 Raytheon Trophy for outstanding aerial achievement, given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF.

The footage was shot over 1 year of flying with a Sony HD Handycam and GOPRO Hero. The footage was shot entirely by pilots, no combat camera personnel were used. The video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD over 2 weeks by Jersey. Footage includes flying and aircraft from both the 67FS "Fighting Cocks" and the 44FS "Vampire Bats", entirely on location at Kadena AB, Japan. Most of the over water footage was filmed while we were raging like demons from hell in the skies over the pacific ocean like our brothers did 70 years before us.

Credits.
-All Tower footage filmed by Jersey
-Unrestricted Climb ground view camera: Wreck and Switch
-Backseat Unrestricted climb pilot: Egg
-GO Pro captains: Blue, Hozen,Egg
-Go Pro Majors: Jersey, Lips, Crusher
 2 ship BFM footage pilots: Jersey, Hozen, Snizzler, Trip, Wreck
 Large Force Engagement Radio Voices: C*#k 1: Jersey, C*#k 2: Match, C*#k 3: Flash, C*#k 4: Blaze
 BFM radio voices: Guano and Jersey

All editing by Jersey.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 10, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
Wow. Sh#t Hot. Thanks TGT, nice one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 11, 2012 - 12:45am PT
TGT, good find! Very impressive video for an amateur. That has some of the
best shots I've ever seen - way better than the IMAX "Red Flag" in many respects.
These guys had the good sense to pull back for the wide shots. I don't know
why it is but 'pros' seem to think every shot has to be tight.
Hankster

Social climber
Zakynthos
Sep 11, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
My badass Wife and the less gruesome side of BASE, heal up Ammon!!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#262821
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Sep 11, 2012 - 02:30pm PT
Amazing TGT. Thanks!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Sep 11, 2012 - 02:33pm PT
Yes TGT! AND uuuhhhh HANKSTER!!!!!!!!;-)
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Sep 12, 2012 - 12:39am PT
http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2012/120905new-take-on-x-plane-wins-nasa-grant.html?WT.mc_id=120907epilot&WT.mc_sect=tts&cmp=ePlt:Phto

Credit: TomCochrane

Cleared for Mach 2 after departure, this supersonic jet of the future would yaw 90 degrees and put a new set of wings into the wind. The brainchild of Ge-Chen Zha of the University of Miami, the “supersonic, bi-directional flying wing” recently landed a $100,000 NASA grant to continue development of a concept that could cut the New York to Tokyo travel time to four hours—and perhaps significantly faster than that, Zha said.

Zha, who is collaborating with peers from Florida State University on the concept design, said “there’s no limit” to the potential speed the star-shaped airframe could allow, with single-stage to orbit and hypersonic speeds (above Mach 5) well within the realm of possibility. That speed would be delivered with low drag, low fuel consumption, and no sonic boom—the noise of which has stalled previous attempts to create supersonic travel routes over populated areas.

While the concept design is sized as a business jet, Zha said there should be little difficulty scaling it up to airline size.

Zha, who has followed recent difficulties that the U.S. Air Force has had launching a missile to Mach 5, said propulsion and aerodynamic challenges must be overcome, and many of those challenges still are not well-understood. It may take decades to solve some of the problems faced by all hypersonic designs.

Still, Zha said, the bi-directional design “does provide a very promising configuration.” By combining the virtues of two very different wings, the concept sidesteps—literally—one of the major challenges posed by high-speed flight: Wings that provide the lift required for low-speed maneuvering, including takeoff and landing, produce too much drag to be efficient at supersonic speeds. An ideal high-speed wing, on the other hand, would be downright dangerous in the traffic pattern.

Computer models predict the bi-directional aircraft would perform well both at low speeds—taking off and landing from airports—and at high speed. Making the 90-degree rotation that exchanges wings would be a complicated maneuver, controlled by a computer to span the transition over several seconds and make the change barely perceptible to passengers and crew in flight. As engines rotate and control forces transfer to different sets of control surfaces, passengers would feel an acceleration of just 0.2-Gs as the aircraft rotated on its axis, Zha said, noting the concept has been extensively modeled in digital form. Long, thick wings designed for low-speed flight would rotate to the longitudinal axis, and shorter, thinner wings better suited for efficient high-speed flight would provide lift at supersonic speeds—and beyond.

The funding from NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts grant program is just enough to begin wind tunnel testing, Zha said. Design refinement and mission analysis will also be paid for with the one-year grant; Zha hopes to secure a Phase II grant from the same NASA program that would bring another $500,000, but that is still a small amount relative to what will be required to build a prototype. Zha said private investment could accelerate the process, and make a certified aircraft available in as little as a decade.

“If we have all the money we need, probably 10 years could be doable,” Zha said.

A more realistic estimate, however, puts this new design in the air in about 20 years, Zha said, noting that the research team is eager to work with private investors interested in speeding things up.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Sep 12, 2012 - 12:42am PT
Pilot and author Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) remained in serious condition after his aircraft crashed while he was attempting to land in Washington state, according to media reports. The amphibious aircraft came to rest inverted in a field Aug. 31 after clipping a power line on approach to landing at a grass strip, his son James Bach told The Associated Press.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Sep 12, 2012 - 10:15am PT
For Richard Bach---my wishes for a speedy recovery!
snakefoot

climber
cali
Sep 12, 2012 - 10:18am PT
vegasclimber,
the boys and girls are tearing it up over there(europe). back now and just a few shots from the vid cam.
tracking through the clouds off high nose
tracking through the clouds off high nose
Credit: snakefoot

opening up after flying off the dumpster.  Buffalo bill formation on t...
opening up after flying off the dumpster. Buffalo bill formation on the left.
Credit: snakefoot

after tracking the low ultimate.
after tracking the low ultimate.
Credit: snakefoot

shadow puppets.
shadow puppets.
Credit: snakefoot

great stories and pics everyone.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Sep 29, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
Earth and Moon from about 114 million miles  <br/>
Photographed by the Mes...
Earth and Moon from about 114 million miles
Photographed by the Messenger spacecraft on the way to Pluto
Credit: TomCochrane
Hankster

Social climber
Zakynthos
Oct 4, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
From this last weekend in Moab. BUMP!


edit- Still just heinous x-rays Ammon. Hope you're doing good bro.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
hank, we just missed each other. walked out to the mineral bottom exits, but it was too windy.

flying down to a 2way...
flying down to a 2way...
Credit: snakefoot
Hankster

Social climber
Zakynthos
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
walked out to the mineral bottom exits,

Mineral Bottom is soooo 2001;)
photo not found
Missing photo ID#266437

This is what all the cool new kids are doing lofl!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#266438
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
crazee shyt Hankster,, loved the Hank jr-- fit the vid well!


you ever take out rookies? maybe,, someday,, ill afford a rig lol!
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
When is some angry hippy gonna climb up there and chop that BASE platform?
snakefoot

climber
cali
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
hank, where are the wheel chair access points and i am old school.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:49am PT
[quote]Sunbathing spiders on Mars? No, thankfully. Scientists think these little black flecks are actually caused by carbon dioxide geysers! http://n.pr/PaGazJ[/quote]

Credit: TomCochrane
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2012/10/more-evidence-that-voyager-has-exited-the-solar-system/
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