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Comparison of weight versus density altitude - temperature - in a Cessna 182 Turbo's takeoff performance - Copyright Daryl Greaser

Crash Analysis 2012

Here’s an impressive GoPro video that shows a plane crash from inside the cockpit (Don’t worry, no one dies; the plane takes the worst hit). It finely illustrates what happens when one combines a heavy aircraft with “Get-home-itis.” Watch the video, and then read my amateur accident analysis. This occurred …

Montana Manifesto

We have ridiculously ambitious plans for 2012: Winter – Spring 100 days of backcountry Skiing! (to qualify for official ski bum status) Wisherd Ridge, Rattlesnake Rattlesnake Wilderness Tour 9 mile tour Sonielem Ridge, Missions Bitterroot Bonanza, El Capitan 10 days at Lost Trail Scapegoat Skilunking Hot Springs, Stanley, Goldbug Rock …