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Victor Archer
04-30-2007, 11:24 PM
A huge Thank you to Margaret Stivers and Hartley Folstad Of Silver Wings Wingwalking. More to come on this photo shoot soon!

http://www.pbase.com/image/78036320/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/78036326/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/78036333/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/78036339/original.jpg

http://www.silverwingswingwalking.com
http://www.pbase.com/marauder61/silverwings_wingwalking_airtoair

AAFO_WSagar
05-01-2007, 01:20 AM
Awesome photo op Vic.. awesome results! What was photo ship?

Really neat viewpoint of this type of act!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

speeddemon
05-01-2007, 06:54 AM
VERY cool, Vic.

I thought for a moment that maybe YOU would be the one wingwalking, but.....

T. Adams
05-01-2007, 07:10 AM
Nice, don't think I have seen A2A of wingwalkers before.

MRussell
05-01-2007, 07:34 AM
Brilliant work.

wingman
05-01-2007, 08:49 AM
Wow Victor -- I don't think this is going to hurt your reputation at all.

Wonder how she can do that without goggles -- this lady is tough as well as brave...

Victor -- you're still one of the very few photographers who can consistently make me jealous. Not a bad thing -- it definitely does keep my ego in check...

There's GOT to be some commercial uses for these. They're so unique that some company could make some great ads out of them, one would think for instance.

Bravo!

Neal

jarrodeu
05-01-2007, 09:44 AM
Very neat, I don't remember ever seeing wing walking air-to-air.

Jarrod

ignomini
05-01-2007, 11:38 AM
Freakin' awsome Victor. I've never seen shots like that before.

jscott1
05-01-2007, 12:56 PM
Truly fantastic. Two to port, two to starboard, must be a bunch more!

If you don't make a lot of money at this at least your "Fun" meter

is pegged!!!!!

Jscott1

alaskaracer
05-01-2007, 02:58 PM
Incredible Shots Victor! How close were you?

Apteryx
05-01-2007, 03:43 PM
Truly fantastic. Two to port, two to starboard, must be a bunch more! Jscott1
Click on the first 'pbase' link, for more......

Great work Victor, (as always)

Jason S.
05-01-2007, 04:07 PM
Incredible Shots Victor! How close were you?

I was thinking the same thing. It looks as if she could walk on over and hang out with you in the photo ship.

BTW, nice shots Victor.

Randy Haskin
05-01-2007, 09:37 PM
Wow, really cool shots. Like everyone else, I've never seen air to air of wingwalkers. Very unique!

zaqwrx
05-02-2007, 10:36 AM
Good job Victor !




Wonder how she can do that without goggles -- this lady is tough as well as brave...

I was thinking the same thing about the goggles ... the pilot has a wind screen at least.


What happened with the cowls?

Victor Archer
05-02-2007, 10:47 AM
Thanks everyone!!!
Here's a few more:

http://www.pbase.com/image/78068375/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/78068358/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/78068376/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/78068371/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/marauder61/silverwings_wingwalking_airtoair

speeddemon
05-02-2007, 11:01 AM
PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong....but didn't some of the more well-known wing walkers of days of old do so without a thick, hefty safety cable attached to them?

I don't recall Johnny K or Gordie McCallum using one.....

AAFO_WSagar
05-02-2007, 11:13 AM
PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong....but didn't some of the more well-known wing walkers of days of old do so without a thick, hefty safety cable attached to them?

I don't recall Johnny K or Gordie McCallum using one.....Speed... I think you're right but early fighter pilots flew without chutes as well... Bet your bro would take issue with that concept!

:eek13:

speeddemon
05-02-2007, 11:21 AM
Well Speedy flew without one also... well, sorta.

Yeah...we had 'em....but try FINDING it, putting it on, trying to do so while flying a 'crippled' plane, getting all 12 of the other guys 'out', letting go of the control column, and then running at full blast down the tube for a good 50 or 60 feet and trying to get out the door before the plane came apart, impacted terra cotta, or went so out of control that you were pinned inside.

And since the chutes had a decent rate equivellant of jumping out of a three story window and free-falling, you were better off trying to put the plane down as intact as possible.

Ask Air Race Addict. The only thing that parachutes were good for on a P-3 were as pillows on cross-ocean transits.

speeddemon
05-02-2007, 11:22 AM
Speed... I think you're right but early fighter pilots flew without chutes as well... Bet your bro would take issue with that concept!

:eek13:

And the pilots had a seat to sit in and a control column to play with. My comment was that the wing walkers I grew up watching not only didn't have a parachute, but didn't have a safety line clipped to the plane and themselves either.

Just made what they did that much more impressive, that's all.

Leo
05-02-2007, 12:26 PM
I would bet that ending up dangling from that rope would get you beat up pretty good against the airframe....
Long hair and no goggles. Must have eyes of steel! I cant even drive with the top down for too long before my eyes dry out and my hair beats my forehead raw!
Awesome shots Victor, never seen anything like them.

ShermB
05-02-2007, 12:39 PM
Ask Lee Oman, sometime, about hanging from the plane, and being rescued by friends in a pick-up truck. Really amazing to watch the video.
Betty

Air Race Addict
05-02-2007, 01:05 PM
Yeah...we had 'em....but try FINDING it, putting it on, trying to do so while flying a 'crippled' plane, getting all 12 of the other guys 'out', letting go of the control column, and then running at full blast down the tube for a good 50 or 60 feet and trying to get out the door before the plane came apart, impacted terra cotta, or went so out of control that you were pinned inside.

And since the chutes had a decent rate equivellant of jumping out of a three story window and free-falling, you were better off trying to put the plane down as intact as possible.

Ask Air Race Addict. The only thing that parachutes were good for on a P-3 were as pillows on cross-ocean transits.
I can confirm that my parachute only came out of the rack for drills, inspection by the riggers, and on long cross oceanic or continental flights. However, I did make three jumps in the standard 24' chute while in A&P school in Tulsa, just to see what it would have been like. Landing wasn't THAT bad, but steering totally sucked. I would like to take this opportunity to assure anyone who may have had them hanging around, (no pun intended), you would survive the impact with "terra cotta" :beerchug: Likewise with terra firma ;) The practicallity of having them onboard for something other than a feel good item, is another issue altogether, as Speed notes above. Same with the "poopy suits" :confused:

SpinB
05-02-2007, 03:52 PM
PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong....but didn't some of the more well-known wing walkers of days of old do so without a thick, hefty safety cable attached to them?

I don't recall Johnny K or Gordie McCallum using one.....


I didn't mind Susan Sarandon falling off.........OHHH YYEEAAAAHHHH!!!!

fenceliner01
05-03-2007, 03:00 PM
Scotty G. made a good point on his board when Victor posted the photos over there, too... What kind of a view does the FAA take about things falling off of airplanes over populated areas? Might explain the most important reason for a safety cable.

Aeronut7
05-03-2007, 04:51 PM
I'd wager that she doesn't wear the cable during actual shows . . . it just seems to me that if you're going to fly that much higher around another airplane, you might as well wear the safety line . . .

But I dunno. Maybe now I'll have to inspect my pictures of Margie Stivers from last year now to find out :P

knowsnothin
05-03-2007, 06:20 PM
These are cool, Victor! :)
Once again thanks for all you post for us to enjoy!

JMurphy