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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 28, 2014 - 03:33pm PT
Drone rockfall survey.

the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 30, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
More details in regards to the young doctor who leapt to his death near the Confluence. What a sad incident:


http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/calgary-doctor-killed-in-grand-canyon-base-jumping-fall-1.1658027

A respirologist from Calgary has died after a fall during a wing suit jump from the edge of the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Friday.

According to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, David Stather and a group of friends were attempting a base jump at a location near the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River in Arizona. Stather was equipped with a wing suit and a parachute.

Stather’s friends reported the disappearance of the 41-year-old after he failed to arrive at the canyon floor. Stather’s parachute was spotted by members of the group as they hiked out of the canyon at a spot nearly 2,000 feet from the jump site.

Stather's family says he loved the outdoors.

Helicopters were unable to retrieve Stather on Friday evening, due to darkness, but an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter returned to the area on Saturday morning.

Search and Rescue members and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office located Stather’s body and confirmed his death. Stather’s death is believed to have been the result of fall trauma but the Coconino Country Medical Examiner has launched an investigation.

Stather, an Alberta Health Services employee, is survived by his parents in Guelph, Ontario.
His family released a statement on Monday saying:

We are so very proud of our son in all of his professional accomplishments, especially for all of the lives he's saved and touched in his life. He loved most outdoor sports and getting the most out of life.
We, as well as his younger brother and two sisters will miss him dearly.


R.I.P. David Stather

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 31, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 31, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
Wow, TGT, that was pretty cool. And he landed on his feet!
His sigh at the end said it all, eh?
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jan 31, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 31, 2014 - 10:33pm PT
On a more light-hearted note...

The twelfth man gets airborne
The twelfth man gets airborne
Credit: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 1, 2014 - 01:43am PT
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-9415/year-all/#gallery/13541

Motorised glider takes 3D camera for first flight around Everest
perswig

climber
Feb 1, 2014 - 05:47am PT
Anyone care to explain how o-man's pilot did that?
I'm assuming no chute, so no punch-out option, but was that a singular display of controlled compensatory maneuvers or an outstandingly lucky auger?

Inquiring minds (or at least one) would love to know.
Dale
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 5, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
Nothing new under the sun



Drone test 1944

Airframe by Schwinn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_TDR
John M

climber
Feb 6, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
http://www.wimp.com/aircrafttest/

pretty crazy, but pretty bold too.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 6, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Wow, John, that pretty well sums up Africa - a whole lotta heart and soul
but a little short on the details. Gotta love the guy for trying. I really
love the extra wing and the 'canard'. Hey, it works for Burt Rutan and most
French fighters sport 'em so it's gotta be good! The main wing looks like
it would be enough lift to me, all that other shite is just drag. Maybe he
needs to find some weight savings here and there?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 6, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
Maybe he needs to find a scrap aluminum rather than a scrap iron pile.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:33pm PT
The Driver & Rio got their wings pulled for this stunt.


Both the Driver & Rio had pending disciplinary issues due to other recent major deviations from flight safety SOP's and it was their last act of defiance.

Nope, didn't happen

http://theaviationist.com/2014/02/12/f-14-buzzes-uss-america/
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:48am PT
Woo Hoo! The F 14 was an AIRPLANE!!!!

I've seen plenty of f 15 Eagles and F 18 Hornets up close, but never a Tomcat.

Canadian RAR F 18 which stopped in Casper over a year ago.
Canadian RAR F 18 which stopped in Casper over a year ago.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

I didn't have my camera at the airfield that day--the bird had some sort of in-flight problems and put down at KCPR for repairs. The RCAF flew in a ground crew to deal with the issues. Nice departure after fixing the problems; a fuel pump went out causing a loss of power.

P.S. The ground crew handed out the pamphlets at the FBO where they were cooling their heels after the F 18's departure.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
I was fortunate enough to see the Tomkitty several times at airshows.

There are two in particular that stand out for me - the first one being at Miramar NAS when I was working the show there. They played "Proud to be an American" after it was full dark and had a Tomcat come in on the deck, light off the burners and do a full rate climb...Mach diamond city, so awesome.

The last time I saw one in a demo was during the last year for the Tomcat, VF-124 flying a brand new F14D at Stead. Pilot got a little ahead of himself, and broke the sound barrier on the deck right in front of me. Crowd loved it, but I think the pilot got in quite a bit of trouble.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Feb 13, 2014 - 04:04pm PT
This "no supersonic flight" rule sticks in my craw! If they'd get rid of it I'd trade my Piper Dakota for MiG 21U ! Then use the cash differential to buy some fuel for it (700 gallons of Jet A @ $5.00 a gallon) and have a few "fast turns around the block!" A MiG 21U can go straight up on afterburner, accelerating all the while. Under a minute to 20,000 feet.

For those not in on the prices, an airworthy MiG 21 can be purchased for less than almost any decent Dakota.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Feb 13, 2014 - 06:02pm PT
Perswig:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naSZBdJoEbM



-JR
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 13, 2014 - 07:36pm PT
Hehee,, that infamous one wing landing vid still gets around. A BRILLIANT editing effort,, but yup not a real plane. Had it been real, it would have been an UGLY auger..
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
Funny and sad...

Ethiopian plane hijacked to Geneva by co-pilot

If you read the article the litany of Ethiopian hijackings is quite impressive.
But I really liked this one:

"In 2001, five military pilot trainees who flunked flight school reportedly wrested control of a plane
during a flight from Bahr Dar, in northwestern Ethiopia, to the capital Addis Ababa
and demanded to be flown to Saudi Arabia."

Maybe it is just me but I can think of quite a few preferable destinations,
especially to do hard time in.
perswig

climber
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:58pm PT
Thank you, JR! I'm always willing to give the benefit of the doubt and be pleasantly surprised, but that looked, well, improbable.

Color me gullible.
Dale
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