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Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Mar 24, 2014 - 05:12pm PT

so like this clip caught my eye...


"Roberta Mancino is an Italian renaissance woman: she skydives, she BASE jumps, she wingsuits, she swims with sharks and other large sea creatures, and when he has a free moment she does a bit of modeling, too."


cf. http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/this-beautiful-wingsuit-pilot-likes-to-take-her-clothes-off-|-robertalicious-ep-4/274997



TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 4, 2014 - 03:38pm PT


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10742854/Meteorite-narrowly-misses-Norwegian-skydiver.html
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 12, 2014 - 04:08pm PT
More federal stupidity!


http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/search-and-rescue-drones-grounded#.U0hYu-xBkHk.reddit

snakefoot

climber
cali
Apr 15, 2014 - 01:11am PT
just another day not at the office

angle flying over the desert
angle flying over the desert
Credit: snakefoot
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 15, 2014 - 01:49am PT
Are you like Devo of the air?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 22, 2014 - 03:07pm PT
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Apr 25, 2014 - 01:04am PT
perswig

climber
Apr 26, 2014 - 05:07pm PT
From the Augusta, Maine, airport (AUG).











http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicki_Van_Meter

Dale

snakefoot

climber
cali
May 14, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
a day among friends

get your track on
get your track on
Credit: snakefoot

exit stage left
exit stage left
Credit: snakefoot

marta sighting. wait, which way are we going now?
marta sighting. wait, which way are we going now?
Credit: snakefoot
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jun 10, 2014 - 09:45am PT

so yesterday after work I go to see a guy (Dale) about an unfinished wooden kayak that he keeps in his hangar (my potential summer project) and he ends up taking me flying!!

For you pilots out there you might enjoy this epic tale of how Dale got his nickname "pinetree". It's a great read!

cf. http://www.lownslowpilot.com/2014/04/27/call-me-pinetree/

Litl Ruckus is a 1946 Aeronca 7ac
Litl Ruckus is a 1946 Aeronca 7ac
Credit: Roxy

a 1946 Aeronca 7ac
a 1946 Aeronca 7ac
Credit: Roxy


Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2014 - 03:19pm PT
Nice share, love seeing the old private birds still flying.
squishy

Mountain climber
Jun 16, 2014 - 09:24am PT
Fun with dones...

snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 26, 2014 - 01:48pm PT
another mix of exits on nice colorado days

Credit: snakefoot

the man, the myth...
the man, the myth...
Credit: snakefoot

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 26, 2014 - 02:26pm PT
Been checking out the A380-800 I'm about to go on and at its Max Landing Wt
of 869,000 pounds it turns out that each of its 22 wheels bears 20 tons!
And that is the static load! I'm thinking they don't get the tires from Pep Boys.
Did I mention it can carry 250 TONS of fuel?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 27, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Jun 29, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
My son upside down in a Vintage Russian Yak airplane
My son upside down in a Vintage Russian Yak airplane
Credit: Karen

My son upside down in a vintage Russian Yak airplane!!!
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 30, 2014 - 09:26am PT
yes Heisenberg. and not charlie, the other.
squishy

Mountain climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 10:04am PT
dramatic helicopter rescue footage, pretty interesting..

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cc6_1404626090
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2014 - 10:40am PT
WOW all, 900 posts. Thanks to each and every one of you for making this an amazing thread!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 30, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
Unfortunately no pictures from my latest episode in flying!

I was on a training flight from Casper (KCPR) to Buffalo (KBYG) Sunday evening as a navigational exercise, and for some beautiful scenery along the Bighorns. On my return leg, around Kaycee, the oil pressure warning indicator began flashing, and the oil pressure had dropped into the yellow. I was approximately 35 minutes out from KCPR so I had to "baby" the airplane along to get as much altitude as possible without overheating the engine. As I proceeded by following I-25 so I would have an emergency landing available--on a frontage road, ranch turnoff, or as a final option either the /southbound lane (not much traffic) or the median. Thankfully didn't need it once the field was in sight and I was finally within gliding distance of the airport, still at 8,300' msl. We radioed the tower with an advisory of possible engine failure being imminent, but didn't declare an emergency. I made a 3,000' descent in less than 5 miles and landed on the downwind runway (had a 7-10 knot tailwind), but managed a decent landing. The fire rescue truck was standing by "just in case."

My engine suffered a ruptured oil cooler, and dumped approximately 8 quarts of oil in around 25 minutes. I still had the requisite 2 3/4 quarts remaining in the engine and it never overheated, so the engine is "OK." Another 5 or 10 minutes and I would have been doing an emergency off field landing for real, or buying a remanufactured Lycoming O-540 for $35,000.

All's well that ends well. Gulp!

P.S.: The entire cowling and belly of the airplane was bathed in Aeroshell 15W-50 semisynthetic oil.
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