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T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 8, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 9, 2014 - 06:58am PT
TGT
There was no excuse for that F-16 pilot.
What a dumb ass.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 10, 2014 - 05:09pm PT
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
Holy christ on a crutch....nice share TGT! Talk about pucker factor.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 10, 2014 - 05:56pm PT
The best part is where the replacement plane's nose wheel collapsed and still
most of the pax got on the third plane. Hey, what major leaguer wouldn't
be proud to bat .333?

Back then you actually had pilots who knew something about flying. If you
want to see what kind of clowns are flying you today, even if you don't fly
Asiana, get a hold of the October issue of Vanity Fair. Don't snicker,
their aviation writer might be the best in the business. He comes from
aviation royalty and he knows what he's talking about. Anyway, his analysis
of the Air France 447 crash two years ago off of Brasil is some chilling reading.
Those Air France boys weren't any better than those Asiana clowns. They're
all so reliant on letting the airplane fly itself now they are helpless when
they have to actually fly the airplane.

The Human Factor by William Langewiesche
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 11, 2014 - 10:43am PT
That was a great article

A lot of parallels to this, including the same initiating failure.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 12, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
Non imbed-able base vid

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=052_1413040463
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 14, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
Damn this sucka is BIG!



If you haven't been to the international terminal at LAX consider yerself lucky. It was always an embarrassment and it still is despite the $Billions they're spending on it. Some real geniuses are clearly in charge of the 'upgrade'. When you first walk in you see signs to the A/B/C gates. We looked at the monitor and it showed our flight at Gate B53-64. WTF? I know the A380 is big but 11 gates? Whatevah. So after the most messed up security arrangement we were discharged into the duty-free area, of course. There are no more signs to A/B/C gates any longer, just numbers. We find another monitor and it had just finished cycling through the flights and now it began a LENGTHY EXPOSITION on the whereabouts of all the wonderful duty-free shops. *WTF!!!!**. Then, by pure chance I noticed the main display for the gates in a totally unexpected location - stuck way the phuk up by the skylights behind us! Unbelievable!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2014 - 03:55pm PT
Yeah, International at LAX is a pain in the wazoo, been through there a few times. Great shot of La Monstra though, still haven't gotten to fly on one.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2014 - 04:28am PT
Some pretty convincing evidence is coming together in TIGHAR's search for Amelia Aerhart's Lockheed Electra. Maybe this next trip will gather something truly conclusive from the ocean floor.

http://tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/Archives/Research/Bulletins/73_StepbyStep/73_Step_by_Step.html
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 30, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
That's pretty interesting, Vegas!

That A380 flight was amazing! We were on the upper deck right above the wing so not much view of the ground - :-( But that sucka was unbelievably quiet!
Majid_S

Mountain climber
Karkoekstan
Oct 30, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
SFO tower Asiana 214 conversation


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5oCnZbNPtY
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 4, 2014 - 01:36pm PT
This occurred yesterday near Pittsburg. This is NOT 5 miles AND 1000' of separation.
I am about to take this up with the FAA.

That is the right wing of our 767
That is the right wing of our 767
Credit: Reilly
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Nov 4, 2014 - 02:16pm PT
Big? Lolz, that ain't big.

We have C5s regularly come through, and had an An-225 here last summer (a russian cargo job, largest plane in existence). Our locally stationed planes (large cargo craft in their own right), look like toys next to a C5.

Had a Super Guppy deliver some oversized Boeing parts about a year ago. Now that's a crazy looking airplane.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 4, 2014 - 05:57pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 4, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
Elcap, actually, the A380 dwarfs the C-5 and is only 100,000 pounds lighter
than the Mriya. In addition, neither of those cargo planes has a nice bar.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 4, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
No bar, but a C-5 once did fly a few thousand cases of Coors to Florida in support of the SR-71 project


(don't ask me how I know that.)
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 17, 2014 - 04:36pm PT
Lead solo Gopro selfie

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2014 - 01:57am PT
Someone posted this in the plane crash thread, but I thought it would be great here. N500HP Howard 500 low pass. This aircraft sat at the shop I worked at on Reno-Stead airfield for many years without paint, everything else had been restored. The guy that bought it did an amazing job of finishing out a very beautiful, but unforgiving aircraft.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1807088025238&set=vb.152969558064942&type=2&theater
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 27, 2014 - 09:54pm PT
Dude did a low pass right over my house last year and I was able to get to
my camera in time! I just happened to be in the back yard when I heard him
coming. One glance and I knew what it was so I tore into the house. My
camera was sitting right by the front door so I grabbed it and ran out the
front door and fired a couple of shots.

Man, that thing sounded like The Business!


Credit: Reilly


LICKY!!!!!!!!!
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