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Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
The first thing that happens to most passengers above 12,000 feet is they fall asleep. Some commercial operators will fly almost to 14,000 but are themselves on oxygen, when the passengers are obnoxious. Invariably the a$$holes fall into silent dreamland! Federal regs demand that passengers be provided with oxygen ABOVE 14,000!

I for one, really enjoy high altitude flying. My trip out to City of Rocks this past July 4th was at 12,500' over the Wasatch Mountains near Logan, UT. I set the timer and measured out my "legal" time above 12,500 which occurred just as I crested the range. Then a fast ride "downhill" to 10,500 at Malad City. That was a 500 fpm descent rate at 156 kias.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Look familiar brokendown? We spent several days there and then finally jumped a fire in the B-T.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jan 19, 2013 - 12:01am PT
alright alright I'm posting too much.... here's a couple guys about to join us, probably on the Shasta-T NF (Northern California).

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 19, 2013 - 12:06am PT
I've only done two static line jumps at 3,000+ ft...

I am terrified of heights, so it was kind of a big deal for me.

It was also a big deal that I hit my chin on the wheel of the plane after climbing out on the wind strut and "letting go". I didn't lose any teeth, thankfully.

I did, however, have a tire mark on my chin for about 3 months. No lie.

Good times.

~peace

EDIT: Terrified of heights = Skydiving, bungee jumping, and becoming a climbing instructor, teaching others to conquer their fears.

Still terrified of heights, which keeps me in "check", but chasing adventure!! :)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jan 19, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
OTE&STD!

It's now Atlantic Aviation!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Igor Sikorsky started building airplanes, or more accurately, flying boats.
I saw an interesting interview with him during which he recounted flying in
one of his clippers down the coast of Florida at low altitude along the beach.
While doing so he was suddenly overcome by a strong sense of deja vu. Then
he realized with a start that he was seeing the exact scene that he had
previously seen 60 years before as a child in Russia only that time it had
been a dream! Whoa!
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:23am PT

Superstion Mountains, AZ
Superstion Mountains, AZ
Credit: Dave Rhea
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:44am PT
nice hank, will be down there in a month to play.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:49am PT
that FRIGGIN HANKSTER,, and his friggin EXCITING LIFE and his FRIGGIn Gorgeous WIFE! Yup colour me jealous!!!!!!!!;-)
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Jan 21, 2013 - 11:02am PT
SNAKEFOOT!!! You gotta' do this one, the lower exit!


and thanks Ron, love you back!

edit- viddy from 2 days ago.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Awesome stuff Hank! Thanks for sharing.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 21, 2013 - 11:23am PT
I'm still waiting for the Hankster
to tell us of some of his ADVENTURES with, Seal Team 6!
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jan 22, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
just a little fun with friends

free flying like it needs to be done
free flying like it needs to be done
Credit: snakefoot
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 6, 2013 - 09:27am PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 9, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 23, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
r Dave over at Shorpy.com allows us to see history in an entirely new light with his ongoing submissions of large-format Kodachromes. Dave's website generally focuses on extracting pictures from the online catalog of the Library of Congress and sharing them with a wide audience, but his personal effort to adjust the color and contrast of these archived transparencies has amplified their reality and even enlivened them.

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/alfred-t-palmer-dave-shorpy-kodachromes

ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Feb 23, 2013 - 01:11pm PT


Edit- That looks like a fun one Hankster.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 23, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
nuckin futts.....^^^^;^)
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 24, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
i never jumped but i did this. this is me.
Credit: manzanita man
tahoe
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 24, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
.... here's a couple guys about to join us, probably on the Shasta-T NF (Northern California).

you guys are still jumping Paracommanders??!...(round parachute with 32 holes in it)
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