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perswig

climber
Aug 25, 2011 - 08:56pm PT










Dale

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 25, 2011 - 08:58pm PT
Now them there's some flyin' machines! Are they originals (not repros)?
What's the first one?
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2011 - 06:21am PT
Ditto.

Second pic on the left looks like a repro Sopwith Camel. Awesome shots though!

I need to dig some more up to add here.
perswig

climber
Aug 26, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
First pic is a repro F.E 8, WW1 British, originally powered with a 9cyl pusher like this?

Armed with .303, I think.

Third pic is a restored J-1, used locally along the southern ME coast for mail/supplies. Repowered with a period but not original engine (upgraded from 90ish HP to 130?)
Check out the wood! and it has leather wearpatches for the cable rigging. Pretty cool.



Middle pic is two repros, I'm pretty sure. Sopwith and maybe a Spad?

They were also flying a Waco UBF-2 (uncommon version, apparently) and a Stearman.


And while it wasn't out that day, they have a BEAUTIFUL repro Etrich Taube that I'd like to see aloft.

Talk about cloth and wire.



Dale

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2011 - 09:20pm PT
Great shots, Dale!

I haven't been able to locate many of my airplane shots. They may have gone into that hole in the sky where pictures go after a computer crash. I hope not, but I will keep looking.

To add some humor to the thread, here is a "handy cam" video of one of the loudest tandem students ever. Good thing I packed the main right, because I think the instructor was too busy laughing to deal with much...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsDmhxcvtu8
perswig

climber
Aug 30, 2011 - 09:49pm PT
Alright, that was gross.

Dale
Gene

climber
Aug 31, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
I found this one online of the SR-71 cruising above the Sierra. Can anybody help me identify the peaks?

Credit: Gene

LPP on the right?

g
BWB

Trad climber
Truckee
Sep 5, 2011 - 01:52pm PT
no pictures but I got a video of yesterday at lovers leap.

first ever tard over at the leap?

http://youtu.be/ettuc-5EkFA
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2011 - 12:38am PT
Awesome vid Hank, I saw that one a while back. Were you involved? Seriously hardcore.

I was raised around CrW dogs....did a biplane on my 3rd IAD jump. My jumpmaster and I both got grounded for a few days on that one.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 17, 2011 - 12:47am PT
flying that SR71 over the Sierra has got to be the greatest gig ever
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2011 - 12:50am PT
I remember seeing one in flight when I was on a commercial flight out of Reno, this was over 20 years ago now.

The captain came on to tell us one was passing our nose. Most planes, you can see them for a while, but this momma went out of sight in a few scant seconds. Never seen anything move that fast before or since.

The Blackbird was truly a aviation triumph. The pictured bird is probably the one owned by NASA, the only two seater still in operation.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 17, 2011 - 01:27am PT
I had the 6 o'clock high position on a SR-71 once. I had him dead to rights.
Course he was parked at the Palmdale Skunk Works and I was on final approach to
Lancaster. It was pretty cool though. Actually, there were six of them
there! I never have a camera with me at the right time. They must have
been changeing out their 8-tracks.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 19, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
"Hi HO,
HI Ho,
It's off to work we go!"

Credit: Reilly
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Sep 19, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
Smokejumper en route to work...

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Sep 19, 2011 - 03:06pm PT
Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

hopefully that wasn't fuel that my parachute was laying in...

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Sep 19, 2011 - 03:20pm PT
Just a couple more..

Ecuador...

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

heading to a fire..

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2011 - 08:53pm PT
Awesome additions! Thanks much!

I wanted to smokejump, but never managed to get the initial attack time. Always had a lot of respect for them, especially on those old rounds.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Sep 20, 2011 - 11:15am PT
Jeff Lowe
Jeff Lowe
Credit: TomCochrane

Chelsea with Jeff <br/>
 <br/>
...honoring those before us who protected our f...
Chelsea with Jeff

...honoring those before us who protected our freedoms
Credit: TomCochrane

filming Metanoia <br/>
Connie, Jeff, and Chelsea  <br/>
filming Metanoia
Connie, Jeff, and Chelsea

Credit: TomCochrane

Credit: TomCochrane
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Sep 20, 2011 - 11:54am PT
i've been fascinated by the SR-71 since the early 60s

more recently at NASA Dryden i had free access to crawl all over two of them in a hanger
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 20, 2011 - 12:24pm PT
My climbing partner for many years worked for ........... when the SR-71 was still a black project.

The SR-71 had a celestial navigation system that was almost as accurate as GPS and worked by tracking three stars thru telescopes that fed an analog computer. Drum controler logic. Really an amazing piece of hardware.


Then there was the story about the C-5 full of Coors that was flown from Colorado to Florida "in support of the SR-71"
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