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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 3, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Good luck, Vegas! When you're ready for a really remote site let me know.
My brother-in-law was just telling me about one nobody has visited*. It is
at about 13,000' on Mt Mikeno north of Goma, Congo where he used to fly out of. :-)

*As in no remains recovery. Pretty standard for Africa.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 3, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Reilly, I try to avoid those when I can - have encountered fragmented remains at a few sites. Not to mention the whole leaving the country thing haha.

We went up the wrong wash today and ended up in a box canyon less then a mile from the site. Didn't have the time to hike out of it, and try again. So we will take another try at it in a month or so if it isn't too hot already.
jabbas

Trad climber
phx AZ
Mar 3, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
What happened - Catastrophic failure or what ?
jabbas

Trad climber
phx AZ
Mar 3, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
What happened? Catastrophic failure or what?
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:03am PT
Today....

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:07am PT
Hankster. Always like you and wifeys videos..
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:47am PT
Flying Monkey
Flying Monkey
Credit: Aaron McGovern
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Nice to see you back in the air Ammon! Congrats on your recovery, stay out of those leg-snapping bushes. Hope you and Kait can make it down to Vegas soon, or we can make it up to Reno, either way.

Hank, for some reason every time I see you and the Wifey posting now, I think of that packing pic you shared on FB...haha. You lucky barstard.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Mar 16, 2013 - 10:25am PT
I'm amazed at how precise these guys can fly and still walk away.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:00pm PT


More here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294284/WWII-color-Rare-photos-1942-Flying-Fortress-bombers-heroic-crews-The-Mighty-8th-Command.html
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
Great find TGT.

Flying B-17s was remarkably dangerous duty . I am just reading the Manchester and Reid bio of Churchill and they tally the cost to the allied air forces of the bombing campaign over Germany:

Britain: 55,000 killed and 11,000 planes lost
US: 26,000 killed and 8,000 planes lost

Hard to imagine.

TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Flying with eagles


http://www.youtube.com/v/pd5BMP_41bI%26rel%3d0%26hl%3den_US%26feature%3dplayer_embedded%26version%3d3
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:06am PT
TGT-
Very cool video! The P 51 Mustang is one of the quintessential Warbirds of all time. I'd really love the opportunity to fly one. It's one of my top 5 that I lust to be at the controls. The others are, in no particular order: Me262, Ar234, B25 Mitchell, and MiG21UM. Of course 2 of them are an impossible wet dream since there are no airworthy Ar234s or Me262s around.
I'll be getting my multiengine rating later this spring at the end of April in a Beech P58 Baron (Turbocharged and pressurized).
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 21, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
For you pilot types with a few bucks to burn,

Get type rated in an ME262

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/ma_me262program.htm

Only $3,000 an hr plus fuel.

There are three reproductions.

Two here and one in Europe.
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Mar 21, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Those crazy French para-gliding without air traffic control
Dune du Pyla and the pattern is full

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=ilx6WjvVXWU&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUqL0J6hih4


Eagle vs Russian paraglider - midair collision , profanity laced crash landing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGzzSIZvA40







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." ;-)
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