Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Wild Aerobatics

Kirby Chambliss Aerobatics

A 12G range on an airframe carrying a 385# engine and a 200# pilot - this thing must be made of unobtainium!!

Up until just a few years ago airplanes physically could not do what you will see this one do. It is still hard to believe when you see this in person. This is all real and there is no trick photography.

Not only is the airplane unbelievable but the pilot is also taking g-forces between about +8 and -4. That hurts.

The airplane is an Edge 540 manufactured in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The engine is 540 cu. inches, 10.5:1 compression ratio, and is fuel injected. Engine preparation done by Barrett Precision Engines. It makes 320 BHP @ 2850 RPM and weighs 385 lbs. The airplane can fly inverted until it runs out of gas.

Kirby Chambliss is flying it...he is also a Red Bull pilot and Captain for Southwest Airlines.

5 comments:

Albert A Rasch said...

Remind me to ask who my pilot is when I fly Southwest...

Best regards,
Albert
Why I Carry a Gun
Real Men Hunt

Marian Love Phillips said...

Sure! ;)

SimplyOutdoors said...

That is one incredible video, and what an unbelievable display of piloting skills. Good to hear that the plane is made here in the good ole U S of A as well.

Marian Love Phillips said...

You are so right about being made in the great U S of A! Glad you enjoyed the video SimplyOutdoors! :)

Andy said...

Those planes and their pilots are simply amazing! We watched some of a Red Bull race on friday night. Thanks for the video.

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