And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
I can't even see the next tower.ReplyDelete
Where's an F-4 when you need one?ReplyDelete
1998 Cavalese, Italy. It was an EA-6B that did the job. 20 KIA.Delete
Banking quite a lot on strength of materials and safety factors.ReplyDelete
Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.ReplyDelete
Only if I can ride on top while wearing a parachute.ReplyDelete
I took my new girlfriend with me on one of those to the top of the Zugspitze in 1986. Fantastic views. As soon as we got to the “top” the “top” turned out to be just a shoulder of the mountain, with another shoulder (and looonnng cable run) several hundred meters above. We broke thru the cloud layer and holy crap it’s still a long way to the top!ReplyDelete
At one point I was going on about the views whe I noticed my girlfriend was standing absolutely still with wide eyes.
Is there a problem? Slow nod.
Are you afraid of heights? Slow nod.
Why didn’t you tell me before we got on? “Because you wanted to go.”
We took the cog train thru the tunnel inside the mountain to get back down
Is that a metaphor?Delete
Helicopters are safer than these contraptions.ReplyDelete