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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

We all have something that we would "like" to do at least once in our lifetime.

For me this includes the following....

Skydiving
A Mountain Climb
Walk On The Great Wall of China
Diving the Great Barrier Reef


What about you??



Lee

[Edited 2006-02-03 02:46:52]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Last summer, getting to climb the Great Wall of China and visit the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit. Two of my life long dreams.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1145 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.


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Tried winter swimming once, strange Finnish habbit... my balls disappeared for a week..

http://www.enontekio.fi/suomi/galleria/avantouinti.jpg


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

I would like to go to Antarctica for a week, maybe climb a mountain, maybe just hide in my tent and wonder if the storm will ever stop, either way, I'm up for it!

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Im startin to think we should get an a.net mountaineering expedition arranged...it would be the ultimate a.net meet  Wink

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Skydiving

1300+ so far, a few were definitely or likely once in a lifetime:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
A Mountain Climb
Walk On The Great Wall of China

Not yet although I've been up to the refuge on Chimborazo(highest active volcano) These are both great ideas.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Diving the Great Barrier Reef

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.



Where are all of my respected members going?
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 5):
an a.net mountaineering expedition arranged...it would be the ultimate a.net meet

Damn good idea sir!!


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13096 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

I did a 143 Ft/43 m Bungee jump, dangling from my ankles off a bridge in Queenstown, NZ  crazy 
I have snorkled for a few hours at the Great Barrier reef.  cool 
I have seen wild whales and many other animals in my travels.  gasp 
I have seen some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.  eyepopping 
I have traveled through many areas of the USA, Europe, NZ and parts of Australia.  spin 
Perhaps the one I would still like to have is to hit a big multi-million $$ prize in a state lottery!  biggrin 


User currently offlinePilotfox From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

I've been given the once in a lifetime chance to spend two weeks in Vietnam. I leave in a few weeks and I cannot wait.

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Pilotfox,

...curious: what makes this trip to Vietnam once a lifetime chance?


User currently offlineTuffgong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

- River rafting the Tully River in Northern Queensland Australia
- smelling the unforgetable smells of Rotorua New Zealand crazy 
- 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



Meet you at the Ol' Yacht club for a pint.
User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4341 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1046 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.

I can go on and on....

Kevin


User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

I would love to have access to a 747 or 777 Flight simulator for a couple
of hours. Another thing, attend a Chicago Cubs World Series game.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4341 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 13):
Another thing, attend a Chicago Cubs World Series game.

Oh yea, I forgot....I got to see the Chicago White Sox win the World Series.
:-P

Kevin


User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1030 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!  biggrin 

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  tombstone  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!


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Quoting Andaman (Reply 3):
my balls disappeared for a week..

Far too much information!!  wideeyed 

Me, I'd like to drive from one side of America to the other, and back again.

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 16):
Me, I'd like to drive from one side of America to the other, and back again.

Me too and I will do it one day!

I've driven from San Diego to Seattle up the West Coast, also taking in Yosemite, Tahoe and Crater Lake .... highly recommended!


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8706 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

student exchange

one year in Brazil that can't be repeated



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
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