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TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
http://pal-v.com/
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
A Bensen with a fancy FRP skin



ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
YAARRRRGghh!
YAARRRRGghh!
Credit: Aaron McGovern
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 10:40am PT
NIIIIICE one Ammon! Get some!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 16, 2013 - 11:38am PT
On April 15th the Lyon County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Division was notified of an overdue aircraft.

Search and Rescue teams were deployed in an attempt to locate the aircraft in Southern Lyon County, as information suggests this area.

The FAA confirms a Cessna 182 left North Las Vegas Airport Sunday at 6pm headed for Reno-Stead Airport. The last known position of the aircraft was 78 miles southeast of Reno.

Several search and rescue teams are assisting Lyon County including Douglas County, Washoe County, Mineral County, Mono County, Nevada Air Guard, Nevada Department of Emergency Management and Civil Air Patrol.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 16, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Alexander Polli's amazing flight:

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 16, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
holy7SHYT!!!! i flat fergot to even breath watchin that...Un damm real!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 01:49pm 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 - 01:50pm 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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
I hear ya Vegas.. I was on approx 35 lost aircraft searches - most in the worst weather you could ask for.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Slide show.

Multi agency, mass casualty,swift water rescue exercise.

http://www.af.mil/photos/slideshow.asp?id={8702FF3F-301E-45B8-B896-CAD7444E83F2}
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
No more news on the missing 182 in S lyon county...Aint lookin good.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
correction (sigh),, and on bald mtn,, ive been there before on wrecks.




Missing Plane Located, 2 Bodies Found Inside



According a press release, at 2:20 pm the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue with the assistance from Lyon County Search and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff’s Helicopter (Raven) and Civil Air Patrol, have located the missing aircraft in the Pinenut Mountains in southern Douglas County.
The wreckage is located near Bald Mountain.
SAR personnel have examined the wreckage and confirmed there are two deceased persons present.
At this time DCSO personnel are in the process of recovering the bodies and securing the crash site.
Positive identification of the deceased is pending autopsy and notification of the next of kin.
BASE1361

climber
Yosemite Valley National Park
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Holy Sphincterballs!!!!

That is the line of a lifetime. The calculations and commitment of that jump is beyond comprehension.

WTF over!!!

Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Apr 21, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
BASE video from this morning---> https://vimeo.com/64506217
Credit: Hankster
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
Want to Live on Mars? Private Martian Colony Project Seeks Astronauts
By Clara Moskowitz | SPACE.com – 3 hrs ago

NEW YORK — If a one-way trip to Mars appeals to you, now's the time to apply to be part of the first crew of a Red Planet colony.

The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One is planning to fly teams of four astronauts to the Red Planet, with the first landing slated to occur in 2023, exactly 10 years from today (April 22), to establish a human settlement on our planetary neighbor. Today, the organization opened up its astronaut selection process, which it hopes will raise some of the funding for the project.

Those over age 18 interested in spending the rest of their lives in space can apply by submitting applications and short videos to the Mars One site. There is no maximum age for applicants, nor a required technical background or even nationality or language — astronaut candidates will have a few years to learn English if they don't speak it already.

Successful applicants will have intelligence, resourcefulness, courage, determination and skill, as well as psychological stability, said Mars One ambassador Gerard Hooft, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist.

"Selecting these people will be a very difficult task," Hooft said during a press conference here to announce the selection process. "There shall be no exclusion on the basis of race, nationality, religion and gender."

There will be a minor fee associated with submitting an application, which will range from $5 to $75 depending on the gross national income of the applicant's home country, officials said. The application fee for United States citizens is $38.
GLee

Social climber
Missoula MT
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
ENJOY Fly It Forward World Team 222 @ Eloy, AZ April 6-12, 2013!!!!

http://vimeo.com/user17357893/videos/all

Organized by BJ Worth, who started as a University of Montana Silvertip Skydiver in the late '60's......

Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Hohman! I have been itching to skydive again lately...

This thread is awesome for the stoke.

~peace
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Glad you like it Leggs.

I worked with BJ a couple times, great guy but kind of a hardass lol.
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
^^^ Hahahahhahaha!


I do love it... visit it often... and like I said, been getting the itch again lately... Which is interesting. I've only jumped twice... for the past 10 years I've said there is no WAY I'd jump out of a perfectly good airplane again...
Funny how that feeling can change.


~peace
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