May 24, 2013
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May 20, 2013
Incredible photos from accident in Canada ( Lethbridge ). Check out the sequence of the canopy leaving the scene, the pilot in his rocket-powered seat coming out, the parachute opening sequence, and the separated seat falling away. Modern technology at its best. All of this happened in about two seconds from canopy off to the fireball.
Check out all the smoke from the canopy rocket motors.
There he goes ! So that's what the striped handle does !The left engine has the nozzle fully open, showing that #1 engine was developing no power.
The white thing is the seat-stabilazing drogue chute. Notice the pilot's head pinned to his chest from the severe 'G' forces produced by the solid rocket motors in the ACES II seat. They burn for about 2/10ths of a second . .
enough time to propel him at least 60 feet clear of the aircraft. Hellova ride.
One millesecond from eternity for a beautiful FA-18.Check out the now-unoccupied ejection seat following the aircraft to glory.
The moment-of-impact photo shows flame shooting out of the left engine . . its 'last gasp'.
There goes the seat above the fireball.The pilot will be downing his first of several shots within the hour, soon as his hands stop shaking.
And the pilot lived happily ever after . . .
Thanks to Bob and Diane Fuoss for contributing.
May 19, 2013
Enormous Green Ampimbious Monster Gator on my sidewalk in Sarasota, Florida. He was at least 9 feet long and 300 lbs.
I wrestled him. It was a tough and fierce battle, but I closed with and captured him and finally got him back to the swamp where he belonged.
Eat your heart out, Jim Nesci coldbloodedcreatures.com
OK, OK, so maybe he was not quite 9 feet long. But I still bravely confronted him and drove him back to the swamp.
From One Green Amphibious Marine Monster to Another.
Craig Hullinger Marine