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Jetting Through The Grand Canyon in 1959 December 27, 2009

Posted by Michael in Entertainment.
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Apparently back then military pilots didn’t have to fuss with stupid shit like air safety regulations.

Thanks to Your Crazy Uncle.

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1. Larry - December 27, 2009

Modern life is great and all, but there’s something to be said for living in a simpler time. There are days when I wouldn’t mind turning the clock back 50 years.

2. daveintexas - December 27, 2009

I was born in 59.

3. Jones - December 27, 2009

that guy did a barrel roll in the effing Grand Canyon!
awesome viddie

4. kevlarchick - December 27, 2009

Jones, you’re OLD.

Planes aren’t allowed to fly thru the Grand Canyon anymore. It upsets the donkeys.

5. kevlarchick - December 27, 2009

I meant burros. The feral burros.

6. daveintexas - December 27, 2009

damn donkeys

7. Michael - December 27, 2009

That plane was just a trainer. What would really be fun is to fly through the Grand Canyon in a Warthog with live ammo and shoot at burros. That would be a hoot!

8. Larry - December 27, 2009

It was actually an aileron roll. A barrel roll is a different maneuver that involves a significant change in altitude. Doing *that* in the canyon would have been very impressive indeed.

9. Duncan Idaho - December 27, 2009

He probably get to see John “40 second” Boyd at his best.

I consider John Boyd to be the modern “Kensei”, also Jeff Cooper.

10. GrumpyUnk - December 28, 2009

Michael, Glad you appreciated the video as much as I did.

My kids went together for Christmas and bought me a ride in a Stearman Biplane. I gotta find a leather flying helmet before the weather gets nice.

11. Michael - December 28, 2009

GrumpyUnk, thanks for the link. I am an occasional browser/lurker at your blog, and it’s always worth the time.

My kids went together for Christmas and bought me a ride in a Stearman Biplane.

What a cool gift!

It’s funny how you treasure the little things that your kids do for you. Right now on my desk there is a carved wooden sea turtle that Daughter Michael bought for me in Kauai, after we saw a sea turtle together while snorkeling and holding hands to stay together in the current. She was just a tyke at the time.

That turtle is priceless to me. It is named Lydgate, because that’s the beach we used to swim out to the reef.

12. Lipstick - December 28, 2009

Well, crap, Michael, how am I going to poke, diss, make fun of you when you tell such a touching tale?

Dang.

13. GrumpyUnk - December 28, 2009

Michael, My son & I watched an Armadillo get hit by a car once. He wanted to take it home, but I told him they carry leprosy and it might make his dick fall off. He cried.

Your daughter has a much cooler story.


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