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Hope that’s a parachute over his shoulder- early base jumper?
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↑ Security measures would have killed the economy. :|

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↑ Very nice!



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Hope she lived.
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A bit long (for today's audience?) but "the past is a foreign country". :mrgreen:

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Is that guy in red and black gonna open his damn chute?
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"waiting for imgur.com…" :jaded:
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Giz wrote: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:57 am Is that guy in red and black gonna open his damn chute?
Don't tell him what to do
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Witness wrote: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:08 am "waiting for imgur.com…" :jaded:
If it's in reference to me I posted a "gfycat" link
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Grammatron wrote: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:13 am If it's in reference to me I posted a "gfycat" link
Nope, probably my own post. The page just didn't want to load, with that message in my browser. Today everything's OK.
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Painters Of The Brooklyn Bridge,1914.
Most of the pictures were taken by anonymous municipal workers in the course of their duties, although there are some standout pieces by professionals like Eugene de Salignac, the Boston-born descendant of French nobility who at the age of 42 became the official photographer for the Department of Bridges/Plant and Structures in 1906. The department’s only photographer, over the next three decades he took 20,000 pictures of Manhattan’s most famous landmarks as they went up. He retired in 1934 and died in 1943, a virtual unknown, until in 1999 Municipal Archives photographer Michael Lorenzini recognized that a number of outstanding photographs had to be the work of one man. Lorenzini dug through the archives and historical records and finally put a name to the prodigious talent, bringing de Salignac out of obscurity into museum exhibits and coffee table books.
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/date/2012/05
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No women among them, so sexist
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In case you are wondering, there is no hidden safety equipment. He is free climing.

“Free Solo,” a Documentary About the Hardest Climb in History
“Free Solo,” a new National Geographic documentary, examines how and why a sane man named Alex Honnold climbed a three-thousand-foot wall of rock in Yosemite National Park last summer without a rope. Rock climbing without safety gear is known as “free solo,” and it has killed plenty of élite climbers through the years, including Honnold’s friends. His free solo of El Capitan in Yosemite was, according to a piece in the Times, “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.” But to Honnold, who is thirty-three, it was something else: a fascinating puzzle, years in the making, in which to both lose himself and be found. Its completion brought about an existential contentment that, the film suggests, had long eluded a man whose own girlfriend calls him “strange.”

I watched the film last month, at a New York screening, sitting next to Honnold. It was his first viewing, too. (Earlier that day, he’d scouted a New Jersey skyscraper, which he eventually climbed halfway up without ropes. The discomfort of peering into bedrooms, rather than a fear of toeing rain-slickened windowsills, stopped him from going farther.) Honnold slouched in the back row, squirming during non-climbing scenes: watching himself navigate his relationship with his girlfriend, Sanni McCandless, a life coach whom he met at a book signing, was harder to bear than the shots of him clinging to rock nubs thousands of feet above a valley. Honnold is single-minded to the extreme, and he dismisses the “cozy life.” McCandless, meanwhile, has the reasonable hope of being factored into his free-soloing. At one point, sitting in the Sprinter van that is their de-facto home, she says, “Would putting me into the equation actually ever change anything?” “No,” he answers. “But I appreciate your concerns.”

These relationship dynamics—which, to a lesser extent, include Honnold’s mom and pals like Tommy Caldwell, who calls climbing with Honnold “a vice . . . like smoking cigarettes”—carry the film to the foot of the granite wall on June 3, 2017, when, with little warning, Honnold chalks up and gives the thing a go. The final twenty minutes of “Free Solo,” stunningly shot from a fly-on-the-rock-wall perspective, are riveting, regardless of one’s grasp of “jugs,” “chimneys,” or “crimps.” I lightly punched Honnold at one point—as he did a “thumb press” two thousand feet up—to make sure that he was there. It’s remarkable that he is, and this film of Herzogian ambition, frightening to all involved in its making, does him justice.
Sounds like a film not for the faint of heart, even though this review spoils the ending (he lives. for now.)

These people are nuts. Even just looking at pictures of it makes the bottom of my feet tingle.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:24 am I figured out the issue with Reddit embedding and why it doesn't work with some browsers.

It is adding an extraneous '/' at the end,
Who's "it"?

And the vid is slightly cropped here… :|
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Firstly, why was he only hanging on to the bar with his left hand and not also his right? Seemed inefficient.

Secondly, he should upload that video to the hanglider pilot’s yelp reviews page.
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Minor mishap. Happens all the time. I've lost count of how many time I forgot to give my skydiving students a parachute, or my scuba diving students an oxygen tank. Goodness, you can't expect your teachers to remember every little detail. :roll:
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Bruce wrote: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:58 am Minor mishap. Happens all the time. I've lost count of how many time I forgot to give my skydiving students a parachute, or my scuba diving students an oxygen tank. Goodness, you can't expect your teachers to remember every little detail. :roll:
Trivia question: How often (each year) does some pilot forget to put the gear down prior to landing?

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I've never heard of that happening with a commercial airliner. Is there no warning?
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Where did the post by Ceptimus go? The story about a WW2 pilot disabling the gear warning buzzer?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:34 am I've never heard of that happening with a commercial airliner. Is there no warning?
Yes there is.

And there are also two pilots, so the odds of both of them forgetting to put the gear down is rare these days.
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xouper wrote: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:46 am Where did the post by Ceptimus go? The story about a WW2 pilot disabling the gear warning buzzer?
I don't know :? I didn't delete it.

I'll try again.

An old friend from my model flying club (now dead, alas) flew Spitfires and other planes in WW2 (and went on to fly early jets like the Meteor and Vampire after the war).

One story he told us was that near the end of WW2, when the Allies were already in Italy, his squadron was asked by their commander if any of the pilots wanted to go to a different airfield and pick up a special reconnaissance Spitfire equipped with cameras. My friend, Robbie, volunteered, and hitching lifts in land rovers and similar eventually made it to the other airfield where the Spitfire was waiting. He flew it back to his own airfield and said he thought he'd done his smoothest landing ever, until he saw the propeller folding up in front of him and realized he'd forgotten to lower the undercarriage before landing!

He showed me his logbook, where his commanding officer had made a long entry using a fountain pen with red ink, about Robbie's negligence.

Robbie said that the main reason his boss was upset was that he wanted the Spitfire, not for genuine military reasons, but to take some arial photos of an Italian Villa he'd bought! The boss could see that the war was nearing its end and had snapped up a nice house to use as a holiday home once peace returned!

I asked Robbie why there wasn't some warning or interlock to prevent wheels-up landings, and he said there was: there was a buzzer that would sound in the cockpit when the flaps were set to landing position with the wheels still up. Robbie said that the pilots used to disconnect the buzzer because there were situations when they wanted to use 'brake flap' (I think he called it) when the wheels were up, and the buzzer used to startle and annoy them! I told him that he needed startling and that he was a silly old bugger and he agreed completely! :)
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Good to see that he's taking the sensible precaution of wearing a cycle helmet.
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xouper wrote: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:46 am Where did the post by Ceptimus go? The story about a WW2 pilot disabling the gear warning buzzer?
My acronym post vanished also. What gives? :cry:
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That is unsettling
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