Author Topic: Looks Like Fun  (Read 1952 times)

Offline Solitary

Looks Like Fun
« on: August 08, 2013, 02:06:03 PM »
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Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 03:55:11 PM »
Jesus.... balls of steel!   :shock:

Offline stromboli

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 05:51:25 PM »
Having worked on an air base, I've been up close and personal to B-17s. All I can say is its fun and games until you get sucked into a propeller.

Oh, and 2 words: prop wash. :-D
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Offline Solitary

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 06:03:58 PM »
Quote from: "stromboli"
Having worked on an air base, I've been up close and personal to B-17s. All I can say is its fun and games until you get sucked into a propeller.

Oh, and 2 words: prop wash. :-D




 :lol:  You know what? It's really hard to find prop wash when your told to clean those propellers.  [-(  Solitary
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Offline Solitary

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 06:13:06 PM »
Quote from: "Youssuf Ramadan"
Jesus.... balls of steel!   :shock:


Not really! Look at these guys: [youtube:2y9fxvjp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_-7Qp7uzbQ[/youtube:2y9fxvjp]  I never worked this high, but I did work at 300 feet like this. If you have a good grip and balance it's not so bad after three days. But when I think about what I've done it creeps me out because I know I was just lucky. If you're thinking of going sky diving this is how it looks at the same altitude on your first skydive.  Solitary
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Offline Solitary

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 06:30:53 PM »
This seems to be a safer way to do it to me: youtube You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   Solitary
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Offline aitm

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 06:50:34 PM »
I want one.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Offline Colanth

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 04:51:13 PM »
I worked on radio towers for years.  Never got over the fear of height.  Now I limit myself to my roof - about 15 feet, and not too sharply sloped.
Afflicting the comfortable for 70 years.
Science builds skyscrapers, faith flies planes into them.

Offline Aupmanyav

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 02:43:21 AM »
I have that, fear of heights. What is this known as? Experienced this a few times during my treks in himalayas.
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Offline stromboli

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 03:08:21 AM »
I don't fear heights. I fear the falling and dying part.
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Offline Colanth

Re: Looks Like Fun
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 07:51:33 PM »
Quote from: "Aupmanyav"
I have that, fear of heights. What is this known as? Experienced this a few times during my treks in himalayas.
Acrophobia.  All hominids experience it.
Afflicting the comfortable for 70 years.
Science builds skyscrapers, faith flies planes into them.

 

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