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Hankster

Social climber
BASE!
Aug 12, 2011 - 08:52pm PT
the hot Wife and I took today off and did this, it was bitchin'.
flying out of the canyon.
flying out of the canyon.
Credit: Hankster
edit-Go-Pros kick so much ass!

caylor
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 12, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
i'm not a big airplane buff, but i always liked the A-10 Warthog, personally.

Yeah, it would be a gud jump platform, eh?
Hankster

Social climber
BASE!
Aug 12, 2011 - 10:50pm PT
i saw a special on the History channel about the Warthog, they sound wicked. doubt they would make good jump aircraft, by conventional means anyways.

caylor
Gary Carpenter

climber
SF Bay Area
Aug 13, 2011 - 01:24pm PT
Tom,
Your picture of the A-4 brought back lots of old memories!
North of Darwin, Australia
North of Darwin, Australia
Credit: Gary Carpenter
Credit: Gary Carpenter
Air Refueling over New Guinea
Air Refueling over New Guinea
Credit: Gary Carpenter
Loading Ordinance - Okinawa
Loading Ordinance - Okinawa
Credit: Gary Carpenter
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Aug 15, 2011 - 03:23pm PT
Gary, I wonder how many people on ST can imagine the experiences you had. The A-4 is a wonderful airplane. I just got a teaser taste of one; and wishing it wasn't created as a war machine.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 15, 2011 - 03:55pm PT
Cockpit of a 747-400F
Cockpit of a 747-400F
Credit: Ghost

You can still see a few of these old smokers working hard.
You can still see a few of these old smokers working hard.
Credit: Ghost

About to get up close and personal with a 206B &#40;one-skid touchdown...
About to get up close and personal with a 206B (one-skid touchdown on a steep ridge).
Credit: Ghost
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 15, 2011 - 05:28pm PT
The star of this month's Nat Geo article on flight...

Credit: Alain Ernault

there's some rad pics, duh.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/personal-flight/shute-text
Wormly81

Trad climber
Aug 15, 2011 - 06:08pm PT
First jump!
First jump!
Credit: Wormly81
Jump number 200.  Easter 2010.  Peeps in yo face!
Jump number 200. Easter 2010. Peeps in yo face!
Credit: Wormly81
NY State balloon jumping. Copyrighted.  All rights reserved.
NY State balloon jumping. Copyrighted. All rights reserved.
Credit: Wormly81
photo not found
Missing photo ID#212995
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Aug 16, 2011 - 04:03am PT
Heli-Boarding in New Zealand
Heli-Boarding in New Zealand
Credit: Tfish
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 16, 2011 - 09:41am PT
Credit: David Royer

L39 &#40;good to have friends with cool toys&#41;
L39 (good to have friends with cool toys)
Credit: Tom F.
Wormly81

Trad climber
Aug 16, 2011 - 11:19am PT
Cloudy days call for low jumps.  Copyrighted. All rights reserved.
Cloudy days call for low jumps. Copyrighted. All rights reserved.
Credit: Wormly81
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
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