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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
The Confederate, er, I mean the Commemorative Air Force came to Burbank
yesterday.

The Original Big Can o' Whoopazz - Fifi...

Not good light but, oh, what a symphony!

600 clams got you a ride in the back. 1100 got you into the right seat!

The Battle of Britain Can o' Whoopazz. (Actually, a later model)...


The Baddest Little Can o' Whoopazz of them all (and designed mere yards away!)...

1500 clams got you a 20 minute ride... you, not me. ;-(

Only $65 for a ride in the back of The Bucket (C-45), $135 for the right seat...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
How much for the LEFT seat? <grin>
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
HaHaHaHa! Like Sir Thomas Lipton said about yachts,
"If you have to ask how much you can't afford it." ;-)
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Nice shots Reilly!

They will be here in Vegas starting Wednesday. Looking forward to finally getting to see Fifi.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 26, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Reilly-

I'll be doing my multiengine rating towards the end of April with a friend who's then retiring from UAL as a Captain. He made me the offer of free instruction (he still has his MEI Rating) and the use of his P58 Beech Baron, if I pay for the fuel. What a can of whupass that is--twin TSIO 520s. I can get some turbocharger hours as well as the ME rating. All for about $210 an hour for the fuel.
I looked into buying one of those older Beech G18s, but the maintenance costs are horrendous. They are pretty cool, though, and BIG!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 26, 2013 - 01:17am PT
Broke, yeah you mentioned you were gonna go multi and I was wondering why,
other than for the fun of it. And a Turbo Baron definitely spells F-U-N!
At least that thing has enough power to actually fly with one turning and
one burning. ;-)

Next time we meet I'll tell you about my friend who was, pardon the term,
deadheading in a B-18 when the PIC fell asleep (about 0100) and drove them
into the top of Mt Tehachapi! Another 100' and they would have made it.
Well, happily, they both did make it, if only just.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 26, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-250313.html
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 1, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Well, we had a great time this week with Fifi in town.

Went out right after they got in Wednesday afternoon, and got to spend a good hour poking around and in the bird without the crowds around. We went back out Saturday morning to watch her fly and then again in the afternoon as the better half wanted to see inside.

The warbird community being what it is, I ran into a couple of the crew who had mutual friends, so ended up having some great BS sessions about warbirds. Been a while since that happened for me.

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 1, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Looking at the pic of the radio stack,

I have a working BC-348 Q receiver (Lower rt corner) in the garage that needs a good home.

No ARC-5's for years,(the three in the middle) but I do have some 807's if someone is looking for replacement final amp tubes.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 13, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Staring Burgess Merideth With Ronnie in a supporting role



ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 13, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Last week:

Monkey Lips
Monkey Lips
Credit: Steph Davis
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Apr 14, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Re: Fifi
I was in LA last month and heard the unmistakable sound of big piston engines, so I ran outside and was rewarded to see a B-29 lumbering past.

Thanks for clearing up the mystery of what it was doing there.

TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Apr 15, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
http://pal-v.com/
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 15, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
A Bensen with a fancy FRP skin



ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:53am PT
YAARRRRGghh!
YAARRRRGghh!
Credit: Aaron McGovern
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
NIIIIICE one Ammon! Get some!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Alexander Polli's amazing flight:

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
Holy hell. He came damned close on that one - not that there was much room to begin with. Nice vid.

Ron, I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but winds at NLV at that time yesterday were nuking at about 50mph, and there were wind shear warnings all the way up to Reno. Why someone gets stupid enough to take off in weather like that I will never get. I will check in with my CAP buddy and see if he knows anything, news here isn't even covering it.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
alex P is a blast to hang with, we tore it up in kjerag freeflying last year. another fun year is about to begin.... nice "A" launch Ammon.
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