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StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:08pm PT
Not mine
Not mine
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
hooblie, HaHaHa! I guess you don't know where the Cal Science Center is, eh?
Don't think it hasn't been salivated over. But I suspect it would be a tad
hard to get rid of 15-20 tons of titanium. :-)
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
That UFO is clearly a Balloon with some very interesting equipment inside it. Wonder what it was for?
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Dec 3, 2012 - 02:34pm PT
All Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012

https://vimeo.com/54658957

(edit: not my video)
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Yikes! That's impressive, Ammon. Imagine if they were all at once like that *shudders*

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 3, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
Y'all should go to the top deck of the parking structure that drives pilots
nuts on approach to Rwy27...and this isn't a 'long' shot. In fact is 'wide'!

Credit: Reilly



San Diego is really scary!
Credit: Reilly
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 3, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#276695
snakefoot

climber
cali
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
free styln with the boys over the rockies
free styln with the boys over the rockies
Credit: snakefoot
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:20am PT
http://www.realclearhistory.com/articles/2012/12/04/korean_wars_ghost_pilots_and_mystery_planes.html
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 23, 2012 - 06:58pm PT
When I was a kid I read a book titled "the Mouse That Roared".

If you ever read it, you'll get the connection.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 24, 2012 - 12:07pm PT


The story behind this incredible photo.

https://www.merriam-press.com/ww2ejour/articles/iss_001/is001_01.htm


I found this here along with 25 pages of historic photos.


http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&t=14428&finish=15&start=0

to keep it climbing related, A-29 Hudsons and McKinley



TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 25, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
Merry Christmas




http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123330440
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 29, 2012 - 03:00am PT
NASA plan to 'lasso' asteroid the size of two buses and turn it into a 'space station' to orbit the moon, Daily Mail

"NASA scientists are planning to capture a 500 ton asteroid, relocate it and turn it into a space station for astronauts on their way to Mars. The White House's Office of Science and technology will consider the 1.6bn plan in the coming weeks as it prepares to set its space exploration agenda for the next decade. NASA declined to comment on the project because it said it was in negotiations with the White House, but it is believed that technology would make it possible within 10-12 years."
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Dec 31, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Finally got my bro to come out and do a tandem the other day. It was snowing through the grapevine on our way to Taft, but luckily it cleared up enough to jump. So f*#king cold!

Ready to jump
Ready to jump
Credit: Tfish

Diving out
Diving out
Credit: Tfish
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 2, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Self explanatory link.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 5, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
These aren't my vids, but I've been there.

We used to run a low-level flight in the desert of Oman, called Star Wars Canyon.



Here is a low-level flight in the same bird I used to fly. The route is the VR-1355, takes you right over Glacier Peak. The fastest I ever flew the VR-1355 was 550 knots (632 m.p.h).

TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:34am PT
Crews narrow search area for skydiver in Wash.

http://news.yahoo.com/crews-narrow-search-area-skydiver-wash-222643441.html



NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) A more focused search for a skydiver who vanished during a jump above Washington's Cascade foothills failed to locate the Florida man as darkness fell Saturday.

About 145 searchers combed the Mount Si area east of Seattle for 29-year-old Kurt Ruppert, who disappeared Thursday afternoon after he jumped out of a helicopter at 6,500 feet.

King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West said they looked specifically in a quarter-mile-square area near the summit, but kept searching other areas as well.

At the time of the jump, Ruppert, of Lake City, Fla., was wearing a special wing suit with fabric under the arms to allow him to glide like a flying squirrel. The suit is brown and green, and likely blends into the terrain, though his parachute was reportedly blue.

He was skydiving with two friends, and they were taking turns jumping from the helicopter. The friends were waiting at a grassy landing area, but no one saw whether Ruppert's chute deployed.

West said they made the decision to narrow the search area based on the flight pattern of the helicopter he jumped from and information from his cellphone's location just before the jump.

She expected the search to resume at dawn Sunday.

Searchers were hoping Ruppert was stuck in a tree with his parachute or perhaps lost in rugged state-owned land around 4,200-foot Mount Si, West said.

Ruppert has been skydiving seven or eight years and is good at handling a wing suit, said a friend, Art Shaffer, owner of Skydive Palatka in Palatka, Fla.

Shaffer jumped with Ruppert at midnight on New Year's Eve and said Ruppert left Tuesday to jump with friends in Washington.

Ruppert is not married and once owned a landscaping business, said Shaffer, who is in contact with Ruppert's family and friends.
perswig

climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 08:33am PT
Somehow I missed you were a Prowler (Queer!) driver, SLR. Bee-youtiful plane, I think anyway, but damn, they're loud.

Could only smile into my tea at about 4:00 of your first link.
Thanks.
Dale
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 6, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
slr,those vids are awesome!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 7, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
Could only smile into my tea at about 4:00 of your first link.


I'm kinda partial to the part at 5:00-5:25 in the first video.

In college I was trying to figure out what to do when I grew up. I received a recruiting postcard in the mail of a picture of a Navy jet and it said, "This desk does Mach 1."

That's all it took. I signed up that afternoon. (:
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