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squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
BAM! this one is better.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 19, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
RE: Sutton (Olympic James Bond)

One experienced instructor, who did not wish to be named, said the "responsible and very calculated" jumper [Sutton] appeared to have miscalculated the gradient of the ground he was flying over, meaning he hit the ridge as the land flattened out.

I've not BASE jumped or used a wingsuit or even had much freefall experience. But a question for all of you who do this wingsuit flying:


In your opinion, did Sutton just see the ground oozing up at him while he skimmed @ 125 MPH and then realized that his angle of attack was greater than the downslope of the mountain he was flying over and then he just tried to ride it out to steeper terrain?

Or is this something that he could have averted with an early parachute deployment, if the ground closure rate is even noticeable at a safe altitude?


This whole thing just sends shivers up my spine.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 19, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Have been watching this video and thinking about Mario. A lot of this is from Arco, where he was flying:

http://vimeo.com/69609334

Sure shows the attraction (and danger) of doing this.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Aug 20, 2013 - 03:45am PT
Very sorry to hear about Mario...


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Mostly @ Travis:

Here is a video someone posted on face book.
I watched it and I saw an incident/close call.
It so closely resembled the particulars of a story I heard that I asked the OP if it was the person I had heard the story from. It turned out that yes indeed it was.
Story being, that my friend Simon had done a jump (don't know proper term?) where the skydivers were making formations together. They separated in preparation for their opening. Simon said he got away from this one guy but he pulled way to early and he did not have time to fully clear away. The other guy's chute opened right below him and he sailed right through the guys line set. Simon told me that he was very lucky and almost took his ear off. His ear was extremely sore but it didn't get cut off, however at that speed it was a matter of millimeters that he didn't get his ear taken off. If it had been centimeters then there was a good likely hood of something much more serious than simply an ear amputation.
The incident happens @ about 4.15/4.20 into it.
Reaper Cam

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Whoa...
Whoa...
Credit: TrundleBum
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 23, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
^ that is insane, WOW!

I saw this today, Brazil is using the Sarah Palin method of catching criminals now:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6f9_1377279333
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 23, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
http://vimeo.com/31549908#
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Aug 25, 2013 - 03:17am PT

Precious Seconds!!!
Precious Seconds!!!
Credit: ElCapPirate

snakefoot

climber
cali
Aug 27, 2013 - 11:14am PT
just a day among friends
jay, jimmy T and Matty
jay, jimmy T and Matty
Credit: snakefoot

rich swoopin the pond
rich swoopin the pond
Credit: snakefoot

sunset swoopin
sunset swoopin
Credit: snakefoot
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 1, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Klimmer

Mountain climber
Sep 1, 2013 - 02:26pm PT

Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight
http://www.birdmenthemovie.com/home/


You can watch it on NetFlix. Really good. Goes into pretty good detail on the history of BASE, especially wingsuit flying. Enjoyed it.

http://www.youtube.com/movie/birdmen-the-original-dream-of-flight
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Sep 1, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
klimmer good call birdman is a great flick!
i love how they cruise!
i'll stick to skydive until i have the money to buy one of those suits.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Sep 1, 2013 - 06:26pm PT

Mario and I flying around in the Fisher's:

http://vimeo.com/24942389
perswig

climber
Sep 2, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Fog off the ocean was starting to lift and only a tiny breeze rustled the sock at Owls Head Saturday AM. Was doing a quick poke around, checking out the bikes at the transportation museum (http://ohtm.org/*VinMoto.html); when I noticed the crew priming their Taube.

Couldn't be fixin' to fly, could they?













Total flight time, maybe 10-12 minutes? Max airspeed, maybe 45. Stall speed, maybe 40?
Pretty damn cool.
Dale
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Sep 2, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
I sometimes wonder if Vegasclimber/Travis lumped too much together in the OP, ha ha. Aviation, skydiving AND... BASE jumping? That's a lot of air!

Then I think of Mario and it all makes sense. "Anything flying, bro", he once told me with a sh#t eating grin. "That's what makes ME happy", he said.

We love you!
We love you!
Credit: Mario

He sure did LOVE to fly!



TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 10, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 14, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
sitting on a hill behind the stead airport watching the Reno Air Races you can watch them streaming live it's awesome hope you enjoy it

http://www.airrace.org/race_experience/sights_sounds.php
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 15, 2013 - 12:34am PT
That's a cool post, Ammon. I agree with Mario :)

This thread has been amazing, with so many sharing some awesome pictures and tales. I'm glad that I was able to start a thread that has gone so well.

We have a looooong flight coming up this Friday....Vegas to Tanzania. One leg on the return flight is 18 hours as we stop in Rome. If I had planned better, we could have had a day or two to at least see some of the major sites. Probably going to be a long time before Italy makes it to the top of the travel list.

Hoping to see some cool planes when we get to Africa, if we do I will share them here outside of the TR.

Keep up the great posts! That Taube was amazing. If I recall correctly, it turns with wing warping instead of ailerons.
perswig

climber
Sep 15, 2013 - 06:21am PT
Yep, she's got running rigging to deform her wingtips.



Built to reproduce this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFj7knkUZZ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8rLVdswcqM

Wild.
Love this thread.

Dale
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Sep 15, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Cool photo. Does it say "abandon chute" on the bottom to remind pilots to clear away from their parachutes in water? When I was a kid living on a base in England an A-10 crashed into the north sea, the pilot ejected and the SAR guy got all tangled up in the pilot's parachute lines in the water-- the helicopter had to cut them loose before it got dragged in and they both died.

During smokejumper training we had to jump off a diving board with all of our gear and an open parachute and then swim clear. I was more scared of that than anything else during training! In the end, it was pretty easy because the jump suits float. Still pretty scary feeling being all tangled up in a bunch of lines in the water.

Cargo!

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Look close and you can see the spotter's helmet in the door of the plane- he's making sure it's all clear and will then pull in the static lines. Totally fun doing cargo runs- "turning final....on final.....short final....kick!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 29, 2013 - 11:10am PT



https://engineering.purdue.edu/aaesac/files/U-2SR-71-PURDUE.pdf
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