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ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Aug 1, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Just another day... having fun in the sun!
Just another day... having fun in the sun!
Credit: ElCapPirate
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Aug 15, 2013 - 07:49am PT



Police examine stuntman death video


perswig

climber
Aug 15, 2013 - 08:09am PT
Reilly, your photo brought to mind Beryl Markham as well. Just found and gave as a gift 'West with the Night' and now have to dig up my old copy and re-read it.

Dale
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 17, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 17, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Pers, West With The Night is so much more than a book about flying. It is a literary work.
Markham writes brilliantly, touchingly, and poetically. She was also probably twice the pilot that Earhart was, at the least.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Aug 17, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
a WWII B-29 has just been found melting out of a glacier
perswig

climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 07:28am PT
Agree, Reilly, hence my need to find my old copy (I think it's out of print, so always happy to find one to pass on).

The book resonates in ways much like Karen Blixen's little tale of growing coffee. "I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills...".
Very powerful women, both. I read, and am in awe.

Dale
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
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