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Old 10-26-2007, 04:47 PM   #15
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Trail Ridge Road -12,183 feet &
Independence Pass - 12,095 feet
Loveland Pass - 11,990 feet

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Old 10-26-2007, 05:14 PM   #16
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how HIGH other Airstreams have been?

You win.

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Trail Ridge Road -12,183 feet &
Independence Pass - 12,095 feet
Loveland Pass - 11,990 feet

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Old 10-26-2007, 05:32 PM   #17
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Yeah, but us Coloradoans live at higher elevations than lots of folks travel to!

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Old 10-26-2007, 06:29 PM   #18
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azfly has got me beat...

i've only been 8 miles high, but many many times.

with the byrds

i think the first line was written thinking of colorado...

"...and when you touch down, you'll find that it's stranger than known."

YouTube - The Byrds - Eight Miles High

and what a few difference a few years makes in hair and 'the movement'...

YouTube - The Byrds - Eight Miles High - 23 Sept 1970

peace and luv......

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Old 10-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #19
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We chicken out when pulling the Airstream and take the low roads, saving the high roads for day trips sans trailer. We did pull our SOB over the Rocky Mountain NP road--that convinced us of sticking to our chicken ways! The highest other road we've driven is the Beartooth. ~G
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:05 PM   #20
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azfly has got me beat...

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My 47,500 adventure is one that I will never forget. I was in the back seat of a T-38 with a test pilot doing a post maintenance test flight. He took the aircraft outside the envelope while playing tag with an F-4 over the Arizona desert. In an almost vertical climb with both engines in after burner he leveled off and throttled back. Both engines flamed out at that moment. We restarted at around 30,000 and finished out check ride. At the time I really enjoyed the ride and was ready to punch out if I needed to.

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Old 10-26-2007, 09:13 PM   #21
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I would rather not do the punch out part. I did make the mistake once of asking a class of PJs I was instructing why they would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane...to which one PJ, a former aircraft maintenance, replied: "I was aircraft maintenance...there is no such thing as a perectly good airplane..."
I answered: I stand corrected
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:34 AM   #22
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Last summer up to & thru Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 in Colorado -- 11,158 ft with a 19' Bambi and a V-6...

Last 10 miles leading up to tunnel were about ~ 30 mph or so. Right about the max limit of what the truck is capable of doing.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:40 AM   #23
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WOW, you all have us beat! 9800 on the Big Horn, took a wrong turn somewhere! Without the Airstream; 52,000 ft. on my way to Rota Spain on the Over-The-Top route.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:41 AM   #24
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Yep...it usually is a slow go at the crest of the passes...especially if your TV is tuned up for the lower elevations!

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