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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 20, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Unexpected and amusing ending.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 20, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
^^^
Air Force weenies are such pussies, but they do have gorgeous airplanes, though...

Yesterday was Bridge Day in Fayetteville, WV

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 21, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
How do you know someone's a fighter pilot?





Wait 15 seconds and they'll tell you.







Don't forget the washer!

http://lessonslearned.faa.gov/ChinaAirlines120/ChinaAirlines120_Downstop_pop_up.htm
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 21, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
Perswig, nice shots!

SLR, hahaha! My AFA brother-in-law is nigh insufferable at times.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 3, 2013 - 10:53am PT
Crazy accident. Two skydiving aircraft collide. One loses both wings. All survive including pilot. Amazing

Wonder how long it's been since a pilot successfully managed to escape a crashing aircraft. Sounds like something out of WWII. I'd guess he must have had to put the chute on while the frame was falling to earth .. then get out the door which fortunately was beside him in a Cesna.

wreckage



http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/282465/

go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Nov 4, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Spotlight: Skydive Into A Moving Car With Katie Hansen!!


Way to BASE off El Cap and get away?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
I've seen that before. How did they avoid jumping into their buddies' chutes?
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
Heyas Climbski, thanks for the pizza the other day!

At every DZ I have worked at, and I believe by FAA regulations, the pilot of a jump aircraft is required to wear a parachute during jump operations.

The chute that pilots use is a round canopy, that is packed in a very thin backpack container. Even so, the pilot was very lucky to be able to get out. He probably exited via the jump door, the standard door is very difficult to open in flight, and the G forces created by a tumbling aircraft would make it even harder.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Nov 6, 2013 - 09:53am PT
friends don't let friends fly alone
friends don't let friends fly alone
Credit: snakefoot
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
perswig

climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Snakefoot, looks like he/she's heating up on re-entry!
Cool links TGT and Hank.

Dale
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 27, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
BUFF's fly SAR

http://theaviationist.com/2013/11/27/b-52-to-the-rescue/
snakefoot

climber
cali
Nov 28, 2013 - 11:09am PT
perswig,

yes, she's coming in hot...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 2, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
World's shortest regularly scheduled commercial flight.

1 min 13 sec.

http://vimeo.com/72343999
LimestoneCowboy

Trad climber
Houston, Texas
Dec 3, 2013 - 02:35am PT
Might not be the most extreme thing on the taco, but a proud moment fo...
Might not be the most extreme thing on the taco, but a proud moment for me. Moments after my first solo flight a couple of months ago...
Credit: LimestoneCowboy
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
http://tailspinstales.blogspot.com/2013/11/where-theres-will-theres-way.html
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Limestone, congrats and let me be the first to enjoin you to

KEEP THE SHINY SIDE UP! ;-)
LimestoneCowboy

Trad climber
Houston, Texas
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Haha, cheers!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 02:00am PT
WTG Limestone! This thread isn't all about the "extreme" per se, but about our love for flight in all it's forms.

And at the time, your solo sure as hell feels extreme, at least it did for me.

I won't ever forget mine, we were doing touch and goes one day and my boss/instructor tells me to taxi off and as we pull up on the ramp, he grabs his coffee and huffs "You know what, I'm tired of sitting here with you today!" gets out, and slams the door.

I just sat there for about 3 minutes going wtf, until he opened the door again and told me to go fly haha.
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