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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
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?
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