Friday, March 18, 2005

Excursion to PD

Full rise on the stern planes.

Make your depth 65 feet?

No close contacts??

Emergency Deep!

Zero your bubble. Posted by Hello

OK, its not a submarine. Maybe we could call it an air-marine. In any case it was a real kick, although the diving officer sitting behind me though I was a little loopy.

Here's the link to Warbirds Adventures the guys that do this. A little pricey the screw is in the front and you have to wear a parachute, but at least you don't have to mess crank on your first patrol.


bothenook said...

dude, that looks like a freaking blast.

Lubber's Line said...

It was pretty cool thing to do; my wife got me the ride for my birthday. The Warbirds Adventures people were up in RI on a summer tour a few years back when I did my flight. I’m not a pilot and was apprehensive taking over the controls at first. The instructor does the takeoff and landing but once your up you take the controls and he walks you through all the aerobatic maneuvers (He does follow you through on his set of controls though). We did some aileron rolls and loops then down to the deck for a tour along the RI coastline. You do have to sign a waver and wear a parachute as part of the seat but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

The aircraft is a WWII vintage T6 Texan.