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dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Apr 22, 2015 - 04:13pm PT
Name that mountain the jets are flying past. or the Col they are about to
skim over! I've almost got it
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Apr 23, 2015 - 07:43am PT
Thanks Vegas and Snakefoot. Ammon that traking shot above is sick! I have tried to get ahold of you buddy, the number I have must be old. I would love to get in touch and catch up. Drop me a note at T2contracting@cox.net I want to seek advice on some gear purchase from either you or Snakefoot (drop me a note if you want Snakefoot) but don't want to drift this awesome thread. The aviation stuff in this thread is very cool as well!!!

Cheers All
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 26, 2015 - 03:03pm PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 27, 2015 - 05:18pm PT
100th anniversary of the Swiss AF

https://vimeo.com/120094000
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 08:14pm PT
Wow...TGT, thanks for the awesome Lancaster vid. Those were amazing planes, and that's a great story that I really wish we could see more often with our WW2 bombers. Good stuff!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 27, 2015 - 08:50pm PT
I'm already regretting not visiting the London, Ontario museum with a flyable Lanc. The
pain is bearable knowing I'll be at Duxford next year. Hard to imagine hearing the sweetness
of FOUR Merlins!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 28, 2015 - 09:00am PT
The F-35 might be the Pentagon’s premiere cutting-edge fighter jet, but its engines are so unreliable the whole project may prove to be unaffordable unless performance improves, recent government audits have concluded.

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Inspector-General blasted the program for 61 “nonconformities” documented during their inspection, saying that “additional program management oversight is required.”

Pratt & Whitney, the engine manufacturer, “had an outdated software development plan, requirements traceability issues, and a software quality assurance organization that did not perform required functions,” the Inspector-General wrote.


I'm reading Boyd which could be sub-titled Why the Air Force Is So Disfunctional.
This is a continuation of the same old sh!t they went through with the F-111, the F-15,
the F-16, the A-10, and the F-22. Bureaucracies will be the end of us.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 28, 2015 - 10:30am PT
Flyover May 08 Washington DC

Would love to see this!

http://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2015/02/24/70-aircraft-for-the-world-war-ii-victory-capitol-flyover-in-washington-dc/

70+ aircraft for the World War II Victory Capitol Flyover in Washington, DC
News by World Warbird News

Source: ww2flyover.org
In honor of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), the Arsenal of Democracy is hosting a tribute to the men and women at home and abroad that made victory possible. A giant flyover of at least 70 aircraft is to take place over Washington DC on Friday, May 8, 2015.
Such a massive gathering and display of warbirds is a rare sight, even in the largest airshows around the world.
A victory gala will be held at the National Air & Space Museum on May 7, and a selection of the flyover aircraft will be at the Smithsonian’s Udvar Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport for a one-day exhibition.
More information can be found on the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover’s website.
A list of participating aircraft is already available from the website, but is subject to changes depending on funding, technical or weather constraints:
Trainer Formation
Boeing PT-17 Kaydet
North American AT-6 Texan
Beech AT-11 Kansan
Assembled trainers and liaison aircraft: accompanying the flight of training aircraft will be the liaison aircraft, a range of small aircraft used by the military for forward observation.
Pearl Harbor
3x Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Doolittle Raid
5x North American B-25 Mitchell
Guadalcanal Campaign
P-39 Airacobra
P-63 Kingcobra
Battle of Midway
3x Grumman F4F Wildcat
Douglas SBD Dauntless
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Yamamoto Shootdown
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Ploesti Raid
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
3x North American P-51 Mustang
Escorting the bombers
3x North American P-51 Mustang
Big Week
3x Boeing B-17 Fortress
D-Day
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper
3x Douglas C-47 Skytrain
2x Douglas A-26 Invader
Mariannas Turkey Shoot
Grumman F6F Hellcat
3x Grumman TBF Avenger
Grumman F8F Bearcat
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Battle of the Bulge
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Iwo Jima
4x Vought F4U Corsair
Final Air Offensive
1x Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Missing Man Formation
Grumman TBF Avenger
Vought F4U Corsair
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
North American P-51 Mustang
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 28, 2015 - 10:54am PT
Yikers!!!! I would think the EPA would nix that exhaustive review.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2015 - 09:38pm PT
Holy cow, now that's one I want to see some vids on. Can't remember the last time I heard of 3 Forts or 5!! Mitchells being in the same place at the same time - please keep an eye out for videos and share them here, folks!
MarkGrubb

climber
Apr 28, 2015 - 10:07pm PT
Glider pilot Bob Spielman who bailed out over Reno was engulfed in cloud while on a cross county flight in wave lift near 18K feet. He did not have an artificial horizon and was therefore instantly out of control. Wing broke off well above red-line (160+ kts) and he bailed out. Getting his chute stuck on a light pole prevented him from being dragged off a 40+ ft parkng structure. Damage to collar bone, rib and collapsed lung.

Same day, Dennis Tito flew around 2000 km zig-zag up and down the Sierra and his hired gun, Jim Payne, flew just short of 3000 km zig-zag, including a 1000 km out and return speed record of more than 150 mph.

All in gliders.

And Ron: They call themselves the "Commemorative Air Force now as a nod to political correctness...........
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 28, 2015 - 10:20pm PT
I don't understand how you could be good enough to fly the wave but too cheap to have an
AH installed. It isn't like it is rare for the wave to cause condensation, is it? He was really
lucky he was able to get out in that situation. With one wing gone he could easily have been
pinned in the cockpit by centripetal forces or gotten bonked in the head upon exit.
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:22am PT
this might be a game changer, the shape shifting wing

http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/28/nasas-shape-shifting-plane-wings-pass-initial-flight-tests/?ncid=rss_truncated
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:51am PT
Snakefoot, the Wright brothers invented that 112 years ago! ;-)
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
Apr 29, 2015 - 12:14pm PT
damn inventors, not saying this was an original idea. thanks for the update though as this thread has an incredible amount of history.
squishy

Mountain climber
Apr 29, 2015 - 12:35pm PT
and the wright brothers actually flew with it, looks like nasa is just playing with it in a tunnel, lol..

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 2, 2015 - 07:11pm PT
280deg per sec roll rate

T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
May 17, 2015 - 08:32am PT
Thought I would contribute a little to the aviation part of this thread. Anyone ever flown one of these Sky Streak's manufactured by Guillow's? They kick Ass!!!

Credit: T2


On the Skydiving part of this thread it is beautiful blue sky's in San Diego today. I am going to get a coaching and my hop and pop jump in today with the hopes of testing for my A license next week. I am flying a 230 now and look forward to doing some canopy coaching soon. I am going into debt because I am so consumed with this jumping but don't give a sh#t because it is so fun.

Credit: T2

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
May 19, 2015 - 10:56am PT
check rides and certain maneuvers that pilots need to be drilled on without passengers and away
from the hectic environment of the grand canyon airport are performed at "my" backyard airport.
&#40;this one will stand up to some clicking to enlarge&#41;
(this one will stand up to some clicking to enlarge)
Credit: hooblie
flightseeing duty is pretty docile stuff, so it's good that they get some sporty action in somewhere
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 23, 2015 - 11:15am PT
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