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Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2013 - 03:44am PT
Nice Hellcat shot Riley! I've seen pics of that before on the wreck chasing site.

50k now for a broken ankle...I'm not surprised by da,m that's a lotta dough.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 11, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
Speed Riding Mt Blanc

http://player.vimeo.com/video/36398302
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
On Highway 99South in Visalia, across the fwy from the airfield.
On Highway 99South in Visalia, across the fwy from the airfield.
Credit: mouse from merced
Kawasaki drone, very early version, at CAFB Air Museum, Atwater, CA.
Kawasaki drone, very early version, at CAFB Air Museum, Atwater, CA.
Credit: mouse from merced
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 18, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
3-Way a couple of days ago:

Credit: ElCapPirate


My dad, front and center - 1980:

Credit: ElCapPirate

He was the jump master at 180 jumps... oh, how times have changed.
Mike Lydon

Trad climber
CO
Jun 19, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
[photo
Credit: Mike Lydon
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beans and bullets
beans and bullets
Credit: Mike Lydon
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C-130 Hercules
C-130 Hercules
Credit: Mike Lydon

Wings of Blue, Riverside Airshow, a while ago
Wings of Blue, Riverside Airshow, a while ago
Credit: Mike Lydon

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 19, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Ammon, the rigs i jumped looked exactly like the guy on the lower far rights! hehehe.. 1.5 shot capewells, maybe a stevens cut away "system" surp harness and fatazz belly reserve- a 24' roundy.
Mike Lydon

Trad climber
CO
Jun 19, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Near Big Rock, S'Platte Colorado
Near Big Rock, S'Platte Colorado
Credit: Mike Lydon

Credit: Mike Lydon

Credit: Mike Lydon
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 19, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
cool shots,, we have a 130 squadron in Reno that practices over head. Proven aircraft those are!
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
Jun 20, 2013 - 03:43am PT
maybe this has been posted before;

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/base-jump-stunt-in-norway-goes-horribly-wrong/story-e6frfq80-1226493825938

But it looks like the guy survived. I'd say the jump went horribly right in that case.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 23, 2013 - 04:28am PT
kjerag is is full force
two way freefly exit
two way freefly exit
Credit: snakefoot

two way exit 6
two way exit 6
Credit: snakefoot

tracking the waterfall
tracking the waterfall
Credit: snakefoot

further down the waterfall
further down the waterfall
Credit: snakefoot
perswig

climber
Jun 23, 2013 - 10:50am PT
COOL additions lately.


"'Feet dry'........um..........God DAMN it!" Nice, Hank!

Nice shots of the Herc.

And as I watched TGT's clip of the '38 and Corsair I wondered how much harder it must be to maintain formation with such disparate airframes.

TFPU.
Dale
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 23, 2013 - 11:02am PT
The Corsair was a real beast to take off, but was a fine flier.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 23, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Even more of a beast to land on a carrier.

The long nose makes it a completely blind short final.



Several stumbling blocks developed when carrier trials were held aboard the USS Sangamon and other carriers in late 1941. The biggest problem was the long nose. It stuck out 14 feet (4.27 m) in front of the pilot, and when the Corsair was sitting in take-off position, the nose pointed up at an angle sufficient to block forward vision to about 12 above the horizon. In carrier landings it was practically impossible to see the Landing Signals Officer, once the Corsair was lined up with the carrier deck on final approach. Adding to this problem were oil and hydraulic leaks from the engine compartment which seeped past the cowl flaps and smeared the windshield, further restricting visibility.

Landing on a carrier deck required the pilot to have the plane at stall speed just as the tail-hook snagged the deck wire, but this was made very difficult by the wicked stall characteristics of the F4U. Just as stall speed was reached, the left wing tended to drop like a rock. In a deck landing this could cause the landing gear to collapse resulting in injuries to the pilot and severe damage to the aircraft. Assuming luck was with the pilot and he landed intact, the Corsair normally "bottomed out" the shock absorbers as it slammed down on the deck. The resulting recoil caused the plane to bounce high in the air. The tailhook itself sometimes failed to "trap" the plane by engaging an arrestor wire. If this happened on a straight deck carrier it usually meant the aircraft plowed into the planes parked forward. (Angle decks did not start appearing on US carriers until 1952.) It was said on a straight deck carrier there were only two kinds of landings; a "trap" and a catastrophe!

http://www.aviation-history.com/vought/f4u.html

snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 25, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
just another sunny day in norway
getting ready to launch
getting ready to launch
Credit: snakefoot

j backflying the exit
j backflying the exit
Credit: snakefoot

flying into the landing area
flying into the landing area
Credit: snakefoot
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 25, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
More C-130 from the inside.

Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 26, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Flew today for the first time in what seems forever! I did my Biennial Flight Review with a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and passed with "flying" colors. It was conducted as an abbreviated check ride, and involved 4 TO's and 4 Landings, steep bank turns, slow flight, stall demonstrations, etc.

Woo Hoo! Fully airworthy again!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 26, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
BrokeD,, what did you take it in,, an O1-A "Bird dog"??;-)
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Cool video BrokeDown.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:57am PT
A Kaman, K-1200 hauling fire fighting gear in the Rocky Mountains a couple weeks ago,

Kmax with a hefty slingload.
Kmax with a hefty slingload.
Credit: the albatross

These curious little machines can lift as much of their weight (and more). I've heard they were designed for logging and they are rated for 6,000 pound lifts. Here's an interesting link on their designer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kaman

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