Tag: flight

The Hawaiian Experience

The Hawaiian Experience

It’s been awhile since I’ve visited Chris Reynolds Vimeo page. Last time I enjoyed his visit to Hatcher Pass. Since then, he’s been paragliding in Oahu, another place of my dreams. The scenery and especially the chickens brought back some pleasant memories made while visiting […]

What a Flying Machine!

What a Flying Machine!

These machines nostalgically transport me back to my youth. Back then, the startup and sound of those radial engines enthralled me. Every Sunday, after our afternoon drive, my father would stop at the airport and we’d watch Frontier Airlines depart. In those days, there wasn’t an […]

Another Kind of Dream Flying

Another Kind of Dream Flying

Yeow! This brings back some memories. Up till now, I’ve shared what my dream flying was like when unaided. Just me and the sky. But I’ve dreamed of another kind of flying. The kind that requires using a flying machine. Unlike my real airplane piloting based […]

Dream Flying

Dream Flying

This is exactly how the world looks when I’m flying, unfettered in my dreams.  Looking down or backward, a spherical world rolls by. Looking out, I see the more traditional perspective typical of my piloting days. Things get interesting when my dreams take me mountain […]

Amazing Surreal Base Jump

Amazing Surreal Base Jump

Although risky, not all that jump crash and burn. Amazing! -dB

Striking the Cliff

Striking the Cliff

A preflight, verifies the wings will work, and then a run-up assures that enough energy is pointed in the right direction — before takeoff. Although certainly more exciting, doing the takeoff part first, and then the wing and direction part after, has its draw backs. […]

Folding Wings and Wings Folding

Folding Wings and Wings Folding

Phenomenal footage! No lives lost in the air or on the ground! See that Cessna’s wing wrap around the skydiver!!! It was the perfect storm with distracted pilots. And each plane in the other’s blindspot. Back in my pilot days, I piloted a few photographic […]

Too Big to Catch Air

Too Big to Catch Air

Watch this lighter than normal 747 catching air. I suspect a paraglider and 747 jockeys have about the same reaction when the wind suddenly lifts them 30 feet in the air. -dB