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guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 21, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Kulula Airline of South Africa has a unique approach to marketing. Fly the friendly skies of Kulula.....
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Credit: rmuir

The youngest Muir (to date)... One more jump and the child is certified.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 23, 2013 - 11:18am PT
nice picture rob! one day i'll be certified..
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
How We Know America Has Another Secret Drone


https://medium.com/war-is-boring/75f697142bfc
perswig

climber
Jul 26, 2013 - 08:47pm PT















Dale
stephenbmx1@yahoo.com montoya

Sport climber
texas
Jul 27, 2013 - 12:08am PT
^^^ ew....
perswig

climber
Jul 27, 2013 - 09:38am PT
Well, damn, Hank ... that beats the hell out of MY post.

Keep up the good work!
Dale
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jul 28, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
You can't go wrong with the FemaleHuckingMoabMonkey's. Fun and talented group of females. Ha haa!

Makes my day look boring...

Credit: Timmy Dutton
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jul 29, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Credit: ElCapPirate
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Great shot!
squishy

Mountain climber
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:00am PT
Now that's my kind of porn!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 1, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 1, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Credit: Reilly

From Wiki:

A historical marker has been erected near the now abandoned farmhouse in Arcadia, Michigan where Quimby was born. After her family moved to San Francisco, California in the early 1900s, she became a journalist. She moved to New York City in 1903 to work as a theater critic for Leslie's Illustrated Weekly and more than 250 of her articles were published over a nine-year period.

She became interested in aviation in 1910, when she attended the Belmont Park International Aviation Tournament on Long Island, New York and met John Moisant, a well-known American aviator and operator of a flight school, and his sister Matilde Moisant.

On August 1, 1911, Quimby took her pilot's test and became the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate. Matilde Moisant soon followed and became the nation's second certified female pilot.[1]

Hollywood[edit]

In 1911 Quimby authored seven screenplays or scenarios that were made into silent film shorts by Biograph Studios. All seven were directed by director D. W. Griffith. Stars in her films included Florence La Badie, Wilfred Lucas, and Blanche Sweet. Quimby had a small acting role in one movie.[2]

Vin Fiz[edit]

The Vin Fiz Company, a division of Armour Meat Packing Plant of Chicago, recruited Harriet as the spokesperson for the new grape soda, Vin Fiz, after the death of Calbraith Perry Rodgers in April 1912. Her distinctive purple aviatrix uniform and image graced many of the advertising pieces of the day.[3]

English Channel[edit]

On April 16, 1912, Quimby took off from Dover, England, en route to Calais, France and made the flight in 59 minutes, landing about 25 miles (40 km) from Calais on a beach in Hardelot-Plage, Pas-de-Calais. She had become the first woman to pilot an aircraft across the English Channel.[4]

Her accomplishment received little media attention, however, as the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15 (the day before) consumed the interest of the public and filled newspapers.[5]

Death[edit]

On July 1, 1912 Quimby flew in the Third Annual Boston Aviation Meet at Squantum, Massachusetts. Ironically, although she had obtained her ACA certificate to be allowed to participate in ACA events, the Boston meet was an unsanctioned contest. Quimby flew out to Boston Light in Boston Harbor at about 3000 feet, and then returned and circled the airfield.[6] William Willard, the organizer of the event and father of the aviator Charles Willard, was a passenger in her brand-new two-seat Bleriot monoplane. At an altitude of 1,500 feet (460 m)[7] the aircraft unexpectedly pitched forward for reasons still unknown. Both Willard and Quimby were ejected from their seats and fell to their deaths, while the plane "glided down and lodged itself in the mud".[8]

Harriet Quimby was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York. The following year her remains were moved to the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's restored and flyable Anzani-powered Blériot XI, which bears the Blériot factory's serial number 56, and the still-current registration number N60094, could be the aircraft that Quimby was flying in 1912 during the Boston Aviation Meet.[citation needed]

The previously wrecked aircraft that now is flown at Old Rhinebeck was found stored in a barn in Laconia, New Hampshire in the 1960s and fully restored to flying condition, most likely by Cole Palen, ORA's founder.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Aug 1, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Just another day... having fun in the sun!
Just another day... having fun in the sun!
Credit: ElCapPirate
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Aug 15, 2013 - 07:49am PT



Police examine stuntman death video


perswig

climber
Aug 15, 2013 - 08:09am PT
Reilly, your photo brought to mind Beryl Markham as well. Just found and gave as a gift 'West with the Night' and now have to dig up my old copy and re-read it.

Dale
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 17, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 17, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Pers, West With The Night is so much more than a book about flying. It is a literary work.
Markham writes brilliantly, touchingly, and poetically. She was also probably twice the pilot that Earhart was, at the least.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Aug 17, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
a WWII B-29 has just been found melting out of a glacier
perswig

climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 07:28am PT
Agree, Reilly, hence my need to find my old copy (I think it's out of print, so always happy to find one to pass on).

The book resonates in ways much like Karen Blixen's little tale of growing coffee. "I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills...".
Very powerful women, both. I read, and am in awe.

Dale
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