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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 23, 2015 - 11:30am PT
Good one, TGT! The first thing that occurred to me when the vid started was
"this dude is flying that thing in shorts and short sleeves? Really?"
Plus I didn't see him hit the fuel cutoff as soon as he touched down.
It appeared the engine was still running as he was exiting. Hard to believe.


I don't know if this was the whole Capitol WWII shebang but it is still cool...
(but the big Chino show is better)
(I just saw that there is a 17 minute version on YouTube which I haven't
perused yet)




And JUST as I was starting to type the last sentence I heard these guys
coming over for my personal air show. THANKS, GUYS!

Credit: Reilly


This was the grand finale for the Planes of Fame show a couple of years ago.
I tallied roughly 64,000 HP up there!


If you like warbirds and missed this the first time:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1500733/Why-Tojo-and-Adolph-never-had-a-chance-OT
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
May 27, 2015 - 07:47am PT
out on the town....

the man, the myth....RW having a blast on another great day in a prist...
the man, the myth....RW having a blast on another great day in a pristine location... castle valley
Credit: snakefoot
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
May 27, 2015 - 08:39pm PT
If you want to smoke you can go outside the aircraft.

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2015 - 12:02am PT
Nice posts, all.

T2, I haven't seen a SkyStreak in years, thanks for sharing. Spent hours with those as a kid.

As far as the going into debt goes - your first jump costs about $200, the rest cost about half your life's income. Welcome to skydiving. Good luck on your exam!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 28, 2015 - 05:56pm PT
http://www.hotrod.com/features/1505-how-a-pontiac-pushrod-saved-a-b-29-bomber-with-video/
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jun 6, 2015 - 08:49am PT
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Jun 16, 2015 - 08:17pm PT
I am now a licensed skydiver. I am so stoked! I just set myself up with a Javelin container/harness with a Raven II 218 reserve, a PD Saber II 210 main and a cypress AAD. I look forward to jumping my own gear soon.

Snakefoot: I also look forward to playing out on the town in pristine locations like that when I am qualified. Thanks again for the time and advise you gave me a while back.

ElCapPirate beware when I get done with this job I am going to Reno to visit family then will drive across NV to spend a couple days in the sky with you brother


That canopy formation photo above is insane.

Yeeha!!!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2015 - 11:04pm PT
Way to go T2! Proud of ya.

The DZ I started at was a bunch of CrW (Canopy Relative Work) guys. I worked rigging and ground support for the Diamond Quest records in the early 90s - back then big-way canopy formations weren't understood as well as they are now, which made for some pretty exciting sh#t-shows.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Jun 17, 2015 - 07:36am PT
Thank you Vegasclimber. Are you still actively jumping?
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
Jun 17, 2015 - 08:24am PT
Its all down hill from here T2, nothing but fun and killer fights in your future. i look forward to flying together when you get the skills, young jedi.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2015 - 12:18pm PT
Not anymore, T2. 15 years of off-and-on working as a packer/manifest/mechanic/you name it, kind of killed the sport for me. I did my first jump in 7 years last August, a tandem (ugh) on Oahu's North Shore. As much as I enjoyed it, I don't think my wife would appreciate me getting back into another expensive hobby.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 20, 2015 - 08:36am PT
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/20/red-devil-saves-team-mate-parachute-fails-to-open-airshow-whitehaven-cumbria
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jun 20, 2015 - 11:33pm PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 22, 2015 - 04:43pm PT
The importance of preflight inspection!


T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jun 22, 2015 - 09:35pm PT
Whoa dude ...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jun 26, 2015 - 06:14pm PT
Travis happier than a pig in sh!t at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 28, 2015 - 07:12pm PT
This weekend was special in Casper, Wyoming with the visit by a 1929 Ford Trimotor, serial number 146 of 199 such aircraft built by Ford Motor Company in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Originally powered by 3 Curtiss-Wright 300 horsepower radials, this particular plane was upgraded by their replacement with 3 Pratt-Whitney engines of 450 horsepower. Rides were available for $75 in the passenger compartment, and $125 for the copilot position. I opted for the right seat and was thus rewarded by a logbook entry as a flight crewman (copilot) for 0.4 hours. A real blast, and Karen also rode as a passenger.

The barnstorming tour was conducted by the Experimental Aircraft Association to drum up interest in General Aviation.

Fully airworthy 1929 Ford Trimotor at Casper-Natrona County Internatio...
Fully airworthy 1929 Ford Trimotor at Casper-Natrona County International Airport, Hangar #1 Ramp.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

View in the cockpit.

Very tight confines of the "flight deck."
Very tight confines of the "flight deck."
Credit: Brokedownclimber

Admiring the beautiful engines and nacelles.

Karen, admiring the Pratt-Whitney portside radial engine.
Karen, admiring the Pratt-Whitney portside radial engine.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

Checking out the Hamilton-Standard fixed pitch propellers, which drove...
Checking out the Hamilton-Standard fixed pitch propellers, which drove the airplane at 96 miles per hour in cruise.
Credit: Brokedownclimber
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 28, 2015 - 09:56pm PT
This thing almost lands like a bird... me want

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 30, 2015 - 05:31pm PT


Somebody forgot to take the keys with them.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 1, 2015 - 10:20am PT
Brokedown, you are shameless and unfeeling, but I'm happy for you, anyway! ;-)

I think that's the same one that was based here at SMO for years. I used to see it puttering
around all the time. Of course, I procrastinated going for a ride. Did you bring your logbook
with?
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