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Ney Grant

Trad climber
Pollock Pines
Aug 16, 2011 - 12:35pm PT
Here's my website of some flying, some climbing and some photography.

http://www.westcoastflyingadventures.com

Flyby of Mt. Shasta
Flyby of Mt. Shasta
Credit: Ney Grant
G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Aug 16, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
Hank, if that is the Yampa, how long does it take to walk out of there?
Gilwad

climber
Frozen In Somewhere
Aug 16, 2011 - 01:23pm PT
Recent trip by the Bugaboos.
Credit: Gilwad
jrrasmussen

Sport climber
San Francisco, CA
Aug 16, 2011 - 01:48pm PT
This was a still from a video shot by my friend Bill Voelker, at Lodi....
This was a still from a video shot by my friend Bill Voelker, at Lodi. My best friend and climbing partner, Abbey Leroux, is above me.
Credit: Bill Voelker
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 16, 2011 - 02:20pm PT
A friend just sent me this. James May gets a ride up to 70K in a U2.

http://www.wimp.com/breathtakingfootage/

Pretty spectacular.
radair

Social climber
North Conway, NH
Aug 18, 2011 - 02:20pm PT
At the risk of being called a touron, here's a vimeo link to a tandem skydive I took my son on for his 19th birthday. Going out the door of that plane was an excellent adrenaline rush. The action doesn't start until about 3 minutes in if you want to skip the fluff. The freefall was from ~14k to about 4k ft. Ass kicking and highly recommended.
GLee

Social climber
MT
Aug 18, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
I have fond memories of HP doing great work for the Bureau of Land Management out of Fairbanks with this & their other PB4Y-2's dropping retardant low and close to the fire line in the tundra of Interior Alaska. You could see the pilots smiling & having a great time 'AT WORK'!

The PB4Y-2 is the Navy sub chasing version of the Army Air Corps' B-24 bomber.

HP PB4Y-2s were the best. I love radials. Then a wing came off HP C-130 Tanker 130, a wing came off HP PB4Y-2 Tanker 123, and that was the end of Hawkens & Powers (plus a few other retardent operators).

Hawkins & Powers PB4Y-2 Tanker 121 over Hayman Fire June 2002
Hawkins & Powers PB4Y-2 Tanker 121 over Hayman Fire June 2002
Credit: GLee
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2011 - 05:15am PT
Thanks for all the great additions while I was away!

I used to have some great PB4-Y shots that I took while working fires in Northern Nevada for the 02 season, but they got lost. *sadface* I used to love it when the old radials came coughing down the line. No one else in my crew was an airplane geek though so they didn't get it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 20, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
Here's the ultimate radial firefighter - the Martin Mars seaplane. Our nice
neighbors in BC sent it down to help fight the SoCal Station fire, for a price,
as it well should be. This crappy pic (heavily cropped to boot) through
the thick smoke shows it 5000' above lining up its run on the Mt Wilson
area which as far as I heard was the only area of the fire it worked. It
was rather limited in this fire as the nearest body of water with a long
enough straight run to scoop was Lake Elsinore about 70 miles away so that
meant it could make only one drop per hour.

Credit: Reilly
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
California
Aug 20, 2011 - 08:39pm PT
Chasing the Otter - Photo: Mario Richard
Chasing the Otter - Photo: Mario Richard
Credit: ElCapPirate
Over Mesquite, NV - Photo: Mario Richard
Over Mesquite, NV - Photo: Mario Richard
Credit: ElCapPirate
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2011 - 09:15pm PT
Nice shots, Caylor and ECP.

Always did get a kick out of watching you wingsuit types open after half the load had already landed lol.

What DZ is that in CO, Hank?
squishy

Mountain climber
sacramento
Aug 22, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
I build home made RC airplanes all the time out of bubble gum, crackers and duct tape...the stuff is cheap these dayz and tons of fun...

sometimes I even get around to flyin them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WGPHff3AN4



Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2011 - 11:51pm PT
RIGLOOOOOOS!

I've been wanting to go there for years. Awesome climbing on some of the most peculiar rock anwhere. The towers look like they have potatoes growing out of them everywhere.

Awesome video!
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 24, 2011 - 04:54am PT
seems like a good place to ask this. Has anyone BASE jumped the el cap face in the guadalupe mountains national park, not the one in CA obv
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Aug 24, 2011 - 09:32pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdIE2t8QkM&feature=player_embedded#!

Jetman Yves Rossy flying the Grand Canyon
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 24, 2011 - 11:02pm PT
yeah there are a few vertical areas in the 400ft range. according to wiki (take that for what it is worth) the rock is not very good for climbing but you could probably get a bunch of FA's on it. I don't know enough about BASE to judge the landing areas they look not great but It would depend on your glide rate or your chute. If that is the right term not sure, but if you had enough forward opening speed you can probably land in flat areas.
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 25, 2011 - 12:08am PT
oh and for the record most of this info is from what I remember from going there a few years back. There is a trail going up to Guadalupe peak. From there you have to go through some slightly off trail rough areas for around a half mile or mile. I didn't have pants and the time so I didn't try it so I have no idea about the best jump ledges. I also didn't know how to climb at the time so I don't really personally know the rock conditions for climbing. Next time i go I am going to try and bring some climbing equipment and see if I can find any reasonable lines with decent protection. Then again I just started climbing so I might not have a clue what I am talking about.
soaring_bird

Trad climber
Oregon
Aug 25, 2011 - 12:19am PT
Guadalupe Peak?.... Wait. Go further south to Santa Elena Canyon; higher, steeper (overhanging in places), legal from the south side (Mexico).
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 25, 2011 - 01:07am PT
what are the odds of getting shot while on the Mexican side?
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Aug 25, 2011 - 05:50pm PT
This will tick off all aviators.

I'm a paraglider pilot. Are they gonna make me file a flight plan now and monitor where I go to?

Yea right.


Private planes, private no more
August 24, 2011|Steve Chapman
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-08-24/news/chi-private-planes-private-no-more-20110824_1_private-planes-general-aviation-ed-bolen

General aviation groups aren't happy, and who can blame them? "There can be no legitimate reason for a government agency to facilitate the monitoring of wholly private activity by anyone with an internet connection," said Ed Bolen, head of the National Business Aviation Association.

But under LaHood's policy, Big Brother will be watching. And so will anyone else who wants to.


I'm really getting tired of the violations and the scrapping of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

NWO people. NWO.


(It sucks.)
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