Undertoad Tuesday Jul 20 12:37 PM
7/20/2004: Power chute at dusk
jaguar Tuesday Jul 20 12:50 PM
If you want to take off just after a thunderstorm at dusk you'd want to be in a fairly safe aircraft.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jul 20 12:51 PM
Great image, UT. :thumpsup:
Cyber Wolf Tuesday Jul 20 01:32 PM
Indeed, that's a real nice picture. Beautiful thunderheads there too.
Guess Tuesday Jul 20 02:53 PM
great silhouette shot! man i want to do that
wolf Wednesday Jul 21 02:46 AM
It's definitely pretty, but I fail to understand the joy of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
Yellow #5 Wednesday Jul 21 10:22 AM
He didn't jump from a plane at least. He took off from the ground like an ultralight.
scubadude Wednesday Jul 21 08:05 PM
Paragliding is great!!
To be technically correct, the 'chute' is called a paraglider, and is closer to a wing than to a parachute. Yes, adding the prop to it make it very safe, and also very noisy.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jul 21 08:25 PM
Cyber Wolf Thursday Jul 22 09:09 AM
Paragliding is extremely fun, only when I did it, I got into the air by literally running off a 2500 ft cliff in Austria (long story behind that...). It was right after a rain storm had passed so the air was moist and cool and it was sunny and breezy and was 15 of the most exhilirating minutes of my life. I have GOT to do it again.
mmmBoy Wednesday Aug 11 12:06 PM
That's nothing, check this out:
Undertoad Wednesday Aug 11 12:33 PM
That is some amazing stuff, the ballooning. The dude claims you should know how to fly before attemping the balloon cluster flying, but I... I have to doubt it...
mmmBoy Wednesday Aug 11 01:10 PM
No doubt. Did you see the photos of him launching off a hot air balloon?
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Aug 11 08:57 PM
It doesn't look like he wears a 'chute, just in case. Also, he looks normal, but I have my doubts.
dar512 Wednesday Aug 11 09:33 PM
For this post, your tagline should be:
"If at first you don't succeed, don't try parachuting."
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 12 07:03 PM
Guess Friday Aug 13 07:01 PM
You think ballooning is cool- check this out-