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ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
any home-builders here?? I am toying with the idea of building one up from a kit
perswig

climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
A 747?
Cool.

Dale
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
The main thing that bites people in the ass is the engine takes a very long time to spool up - you get below the power curve on final and you're toast.


That's why naval aircraft have large speed brakes and they land with the speed brakes fully extended. You can retract the speed brakes a lot faster than you can spool up the engine. The A-7 Corsair was notorious for settling on final.


snakefoot

climber
cali
Nov 26, 2012 - 09:17am PT
did anyone say balloon jump?

3 way exit in arizona
3 way exit in arizona
Credit: snakefoot
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 11:14am PT
The only two-seat A-12 trainer built is at the Cal Sci Ctr.
It was nicknamed The Titanium Goose.
It is not an optical illusion - the rear cockpit is off-center!

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
if that crate was in my neighborhood the scrappers would have it
hauled to mexico by now. don't need no stinkin' pink slip there
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
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