S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
When I was in 7th grade I think it was....
During a basketball game, I sunk a half court shot at the buzzer, and got fouled also.
I got to meet Clyde Drexler one on one when I was like 7. That was one of the coolest.
Getting to start an engine on a 727 when I was 8(With PLENTY of help from the FE). That was pretty damn cool, too.
Twice so far, first was the best; 8 day live aboard over New Year's. One interesting note, over here we're used to a 5 minute spiel from the divemaster about safety, usually with nothing more important than "Don't get back on the boat with less than 500 psi. Over there, it's close to an hour and mostly involves a lot of detail on the various venomous critters you will or might see and what to do/not do. Useful info though, the only one we didn't see was the sea snakes.
For me personally, I'm hoping that being in a plane crash was once in a lifetime for me although you never know; it was the third for the pilot. Of course he had help from some gun toting Vietnamese the first two times.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13855 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
I did a 143 Ft/43 m Bungee jump, dangling from my ankles off a bridge in Queenstown, NZ
I have snorkled for a few hours at the Great Barrier reef.
I have seen wild whales and many other animals in my travels.
I have seen some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
I have traveled through many areas of the USA, Europe, NZ and parts of Australia.
Perhaps the one I would still like to have is to hit a big multi-million $$ prize in a state lottery!
Tuffgong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
- River rafting the Tully River in Northern Queensland Australia
- smelling the unforgetable smells of Rotorua New Zealand
- Flying over the Great Barrier Reef ine awe at the colours and array of tiny islands spread all over the ocean, aswell as diving the Reef in all its glory beauty.
- watching Orca whales swimming along our Ferry on our way to Vancuover Island
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4410 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1501 times:
Surf a 20 footer wave in North Shore, Hawaii during the winter. Being certified in skydiving and scuba diving.
For me, I've:
-got to see all over Asia, Canada, Alaska, South America, Hawaii, and Australia.
-spent 6 months on a "cruise" ship.
-shot an M-16 rifle
-driven a convertible.
-won 30,000 pesos (equiv. to $30 US) in Bogota, Colombia while playing bingo.
-got to jumpseat on a C-40 (Boeing 737-700) from San Diego to Virginia Beach.
-got to fly on a C-130 from San Diego to Virginia Beach.
-got to fly in business elite class on a Boeing 777.
Cxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
For me, the ultimate once in a lifetime would be a ride in the second seat of an RAF Tornado whilst it flies low level on training round the valleys of the Lake District and Pennines!
More likely to happen, I'd love to fly and own my own para-glider.
My dream of the past was to fly trans-Atlantic on Concorde .... managed this in 1997 when I flew F-BTSC between YYZ and LHR on a charter. BA cabin crew were on strike and BA sub-contracted AF to run the charter for them .... loved it!