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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 1, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Did you ever try to check out the Aurora crash site south of Groom Lake?
IIRC it went down in '93 or '94. I bet the AF used industrial vacuums on
that site. It even got a no-fly zone over it for over a month! The funny
part is the AF claimed it was a chopper crash. Now, who ever heard of a
chopper crash site being cordoned off for over a month and having a prohibited
airspace of 5 miles around it? Musta been some kind of chopper, nyuk nyuk.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 1, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
anyone remember: "The ceiling is plywood and visibility is across the room"...?
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Jun 1, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
From this morning. The Wifey had a great time!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 1, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
sweet vid Hank
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 1, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Muwaaahahaha got yur "mae-west" Hank! Theres easier ways to fish man!;-)
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jun 1, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Nice video hank.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
Little short there Hank! Nice jump though.

Just a reminder - a while back you said you were going to send me the vid of the Wifey's jump in Greece when she ended up in the wall....?

Reilly, I don't recall that one. I know they lost an F-117 up by Hawthorne a long while back, and it was the same story right down to the chopper.
Tomorrow we are heading to Panamint Valley to check out an F-105 site. A Park employee has convinced the powers-that-be that the wreck is "impacting the wilderness experience" and they are going to eradicate the site. They just eradicated an A-7 site a few weeks ago that was a great site.

This 105 is about 40 miles from any habitation, in the middle of nowhere. I have to wonder what scrap yard is going to allow them to dump several pounds of depleted uranium...45 year old site going away forever. Pretty bummed about it so I want to see it before its gone.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Nice vid Hank. Remember you once told me it's easier to dry than it is to heal.


I thought this was coolio.

Woman, 102, base jumps off bridge

Dorothy Custer has celebrated her 102nd birthday by base jumping off the Perrine Bridge in Idaho, America.

It was not the first extreme sport she attempted- for her 101st birthday, she decided to zip line for the first time.

The tandem jump was a birthday present from her family.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22774496
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Oh man. Hank's video rules. Taking the water option was the right choice. If he had opened a quarter second higher, he would have made the landing area. The water beats landing in cobbles every time.

A broken ankle not only sucks, it probably costs 50 grand to fix these days. I remember getting a broken tibia fixed for about 250 bucks in Bishop once.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 9, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
The tail section from one of the two F-6 Hellcats which crashed at about 9300' on Mt Baldy on 21 March 1949. They were on an instrument flying
training flight and got into a snow storm about 900' too low.
More to follow...

Credit: Reilly
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 10, 2013 - 03:04am PT
I know... same old boring antenna. Did a first time 3-way with some Aussies in tracking suits. Our timing was a bit off and wasn't as tight as we planned. But, loads of fun mates!

Tracking the Pirate's Mast!
Tracking the Pirate's Mast!
Credit: ElCapPirate

Edit: OOhh damn IT Hank, I hate when that happens.
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
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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!
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