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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
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 15, 2013 - 09:55am PT
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee.... the things that us U S Navy SARCREWMAN do/did to save people from their overwhelming precarious situ and possible total demise.

600 Footer to get to the Wall. El Cap Rescue training BITD.
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.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Oct 22, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Not sure if this a re-post, but my man Lonnie Bissonnette lives life to the fullest and is my hero!
Credit: Cheryl Brown photography


vvvvvv Unbelievable video vvvvvvv
http://cherylbrown.zenfolio.com/p175735412/h101FA987#h101fa987
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?
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Nov 5, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Gets really crazy at :56
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
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