Vertigo

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xouper
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Title: mere ghost of his former self

Re: Vertigo

Post by xouper »

Nice video, Gramm. That's exactly the kind of thing that inspired me to become a pilot. And then when I got my license, I did a lot of flying in the Idaho mountains. Not quite as dramatic as that bird's experience, though.
Grammatron
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Re: Vertigo

Post by Grammatron »

xouper
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Re: Vertigo

Post by xouper »

Flight Instructor: "When you routinely and voluntarily reduce your margin-of-error to zero, as that guy in the video is doing, then don't complain when someday you accidentally but inevitably exceed that margin and get severe butt-hurt."

Awed Bystander: "Yeah, but he died doing what he loves."

Flight Instructor: "There are bold pilots and there are old pilots. But there are no old bold pilots."
shuize
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Re: Vertigo

Post by shuize »

I will happily watch the videos.

But that speed flying stuff is not for me.
Grammatron
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Re: Vertigo

Post by Grammatron »

To each their own but this seems very Russian-roulette-esque.
Fid
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Re: Vertigo

Post by Fid »

Must have been a very still day. While my little pink ass stays firmly on the ground flying cellular kites. They do fold up to fit in yer mama's underwear drawer quite easily.