Was that an actual skate park? Because if it was then **** that kid and the mom. If it was not a skate park I could understand being upset by the parent, but assaulting the dude is a little much. Should've decked that scrappy bitch. Where is the rest of the video?
My grandfather used to have a pilot friend who he used to half own a plane with, who also kept a really nice Mustang at a local municipal airport. I regret that the old man died years ago, and that I was never able to get a ride along. Also had another friend with a Corsair.
Amazing what 70 years does to planes. Such a huge difference in size and everything else.
Also, a T-6 flown by one of his friends, out of Eglin AFB that I got a picture of at a local airshow a few years back.
I hate that I live in an aviation family with several pilots, both retired and current, yet I have no flight experience. Not fair! My gramps was a Sabre pilot in the Korean war, and a flight instructor after that training pilots in the T-6 and other planes. He actually got to experience ejecting from a plane once when he had an engine failure out west somewhere, and had to ditch with his trainee in the desert. I used to love hearing stories about all of it, though I'm sad I didn't appreciate it back then as much as I do now, now that he has lost his sharpness at the ripe age of 87 and can't recall a lot of details. His older brother was a B-27 tail gunner in WWII, and had a mid air collision with an attacking German fighter that cut the tail section off the plane and gimped his leg up. He managed to get out of that one, but then became a POW for the remainder of the war. He had real bad Alzheimer for as long as I can remember him, so I never got to hear his stories. I bet he had a lot to tell. I'm somewhat jealous of people from that era, having lived through such interesting times.
In the Southern Louisiana town of Bayou Corne, a monster is growing. For over a year now, a colossal sinkhole – which, when last measured, spanned a grotesque 24 acres – has been wreaking havoc on not only local residents (who have been forced to evacuate), but the environment under which it lurks, as this recently captured footage makes shockingly clear.
First discovered in June of last year, the fathomless pit is believed to have formed when an underground salt dome, operated by Texas Brine Co., collapsed. When we say fathomless, by the way, that's not an exaggeration. Estimates put the swallow-hole's depth at upwards of 750 feet, though videos like this one, shot just two days ago, illustrate the incomprehensible nature of its vertical extent.
The company specializes in a process known as injection mining, and it had sunk a series of wells deep into the salt dome, flushing them out with high-pressure streams of freshwater and pumping the resulting saltwater to the surface. From there, the brine is piped and trucked to refineries along the Mississippi River and broken down into sodium hydroxide and chlorine for use in manufacturing everything from paper to medical supplies.
What happened in Bayou Corne, as near as anyone can tell, is that one of the salt caverns Texas Brine hollowed out — a mine dubbed Oxy3 — collapsed. The sinkhole initially spanned about an acre. Today it covers more than 24 acres and is an estimated 750 feet deep. It subsists on a diet of swamp life and cypress trees, which it occasionally swallows whole.
**** I miss that game. Back when it was still new and everyone was playing it, I used to play with a local car forum, a lot of which I knew personally. It was nice to be able to play a game like that with a bunch of people I knew, and knew wouldn't play like asshats. No telling how many hundreds of hours I wasted on cs:s. Back when my computer struggled to run it at more than 25fps. We tried to get it started up again a few years ago, but no one was as interested as they were back then.