Introduce Yourself

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:31 pm

I have been off this forum page for awhile now actually along time. Would you all like to introduce yourself's? Also can you tell me a little about the other peoples here and who I should avoid, who's smart and whose not and whose funny and whose not?
I will begin. My name is Leopoldo Barranca. I recently settled in staten Island New York after being overseas for 3 years for work. I am recovering from having one leg amputated due to complications resulting from my diabetes. So I dont do much anymore now. I am 52 years old. my hobbies include airplanes, model railroading and fishing. I also enjoy reading old short stories once in awehile. I'm divorced with no children.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:35 pm

I am Arsenal@LHR, want to know more?
In Arsene we trust!!
Matt D
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:55 pm

I am Matt D. I speak the truth, no matter how offensive it is. That is why I'm simultaneously one of the favorites here and one of the most villified and mocked. I'm into 70's and 80's music and reel to reel tape machines.

But I don't let it bother me. I am pretty thick skinned and I just let things go.

Other notable users here:

Superfly: pimp daddy to a tee. Wanna be his friend for life? Tell him that you like reel to reels, 8 tracks, polyester clothing, hot women, and disco music. He's definitely a cool guy.

KROC: 10 times as funny as anyone else thinks and one tenth as funny as HE thinks. He's smart when he wants to be, but gets taken over by emotion a little too quickly.

Alpha1: I highly respect him. Not because he's a cool guy or has the same interests that I do, but rather because he's the only one here that can methodically and consistently take me on in an argument line for line. Others will challenge me once in awhile here and there, but he's teh only one that can do battle with me on an equal footing. Politically and socially, we are polar opposites in most areas. But he can hold his ground well without becoming emotional and for that I have to respect the guy.

We're Nuts: I think he's headed for the couch. No, make that two couches. He used to be a "powerhouse" here, but I think he's lost his marbles. Still funny when he wants to be though.

RE: Introduce Yourself

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:26 pm

My name is NormalSpeed. I'm smart, funny, and should probably be avoided at all costs. I reside in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. I will now describe my major hobbies and my core beliefs regarding them.

Flying - I don't really consider this a hobby-- it's the "main event." It will be my proffesion, and it is the topic of all my study. Even when I'm a successful corporate or airline pilot, I hope to own my own airplane. I have a weakness for Cessnas, since that's what most of my 200 hours are in. I think my alternate career choice if I couldn't be a pilot would be a simulator instructor. In any case, I can't imagine a more unfullfilling career than sitting behind a desk all day. I'm a big fan of GA, and I'm leaning toward a corporate flying career, although I'm keeping my options open.

Golf - The worst invention to ever impose itself on the game is the golf cart. Golf, as it was meant to be played, is a beautiful past-time that allows for pondering, reflection, and strategy. The golf cart transforms a regal game into a motorized wild goose chase by removing those elements. Carts should only be allowed if one would not be able to play otherwise due to health concerns. Yes, I guess you could say that I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to golf. My current favorite course to play is called "Wingpointe." It happens to be right next to the Salt Lake International airport. So not only are there airplanes taking off and landing all the time, (which can sometimes be a huge distraction and a detriment to my golf game) it is also a very well designed "links" style golf course.

Mountain Biking - It's more about the journey than the destination. And it's a lot of fun and great exercize. Also, it helps you develop great balance and reflexes. I think I could be happy living anywhere as long as there were some good places to bike around.

Skiing - Living in Utah, I've grown up skiing. I used to be a diehard 'powder hound.' That was in younger days with better knees, although I'll still go for some 'facials' if given the opportunity. Now, I prefer what I call "speed-freakin,'" which means using my Giant Slalom racing skis to "cruise" the blues and the groomed blacks. I use the term "cruise" lightly, because what I really do is go balls-out racing style. I'm sure I must have terrorized my share of novice skiers, but it's so much fun!! Plus, here in Utah, we epitomize the expression "big-mountain." It takes a good 5-10 minutes to go from top to bottom, and that's skiing fast. We're talking about 4000 vertical feet here.
As the local expression goes: ALTA ROCKS!!

Perhaps I should comment on my goals in life. I'd eventually like to meet a good girl, settle down, get married, buy a house, have kids, etc. I'd also like to fly for a living. I would like to find a flying job that is compatible with family life, because if the truth were to be told, family is the more important of the two. I could handle being gone for 3 days per week, maybe more if it isn't consistently so. Also, I'd someday I'd like to take a Scottish/Irish golf vacation. Right now my golf goal is to break 90, and I've gotten close a few times. I don't know if I'll ever be a scratch golfer, but I'll have a lot of fun trying. Besides, the most fun golf that I've played is when I forget the scorecard and just play the game.

Well, that's an introduction.


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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 12:37 am

I'm SSTjumbo, a.k.a. Mike the young professional trumpeter and future pilot. Other than that I'm gonna make a wild attempt to make the basketball team in four years at the college I'm going to. For those of you who don't know, I'm a damn good defender in most sports, but a lay-up is about all I can make. On the forums, seems like all my threads these days get an automatic one-star within thirty seconds of its posting. If you want to talk to me for real, I'm normally FlugelFlyer in the chatrooms. Here are my hobbies in greater detail now:

Trumpet: I own a Bach Stradivarious trumpet (LR180 w/ 25 leadpipe and 72 bell) and am an unpaid endorser of asymmetric mouthpieces (should I have made that a link?  Big thumbs up). I am just a few months removed from high school and play high F's. I've slumped over the summer, but expect me to be good again once I hit college. Maybe I'll lay down some tracks some day.

Singing: I sing too obviously. I sing bass and have a sought after sound in my voice (there goes the shameless self promotion again  Laugh out loud). People compare me to Jim Neighbors because they don't expect me with the normal voice I speak with to sing with such volume and tone. I'll also double on baritione and tenor II if the time comes around to it; my range is low B to high F. I can also sing pop, rock, jazz, and just about anything else there is to be sung (except Tower of Power's "Only So Much Oil"  Smile)

Sports: I am pretty much a cardiovascular trainer and like to run. I also bike and swim. Last year the Wednesday before St. Patricks day, I rolled my foot and ankle causing a real mess in the outside of the foot. To this day it is still screwed up with a contusion in a bone nearby the origional tear/break/sprain. I'm not too athletic, but have a good sense of defense. I commonly sacrifice my body in the blue-collar area of sports also resulting in two terminally jammed fingers.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 1:02 am

My name is EGGD and I know more about Arsenal@LHR than he does.
We're Nuts
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 1:22 am

We're Nuts: I think he's headed for the couch. No, make that two couches. He used to be a "powerhouse" here, but I think he's lost his marbles. Still funny when he wants to be though.

Can they be leather? Ohhh, my cats would love that. And I think I'm still a force to be reconed with. I may have lost my marbles, but at least it keeps me from going crazy!
Dear moderators: No.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 1:27 am

my name is EGFF and im a nosey neighbour  Big thumbs up
Nice to meet you Leopoldo, just you watch out for KROC  Big grin
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 1:50 am

Hey, I've always thought that if Alpha1 was European, he'd be a world leader  Big thumbs up
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 3:23 am

Hello Leopold,

I'm 737doctor. I'm an A&P mechanic for Southwest Airlines. I'm married and I have two kids from a previous marriage. When I'm not on this computer, I read (mostly aviation-related books - both fiction and non-fiction - and classic literature), lift weights (I recently injured my left shoulder lifting too much, but it's rehabbing nicely), play video games and spend time with my beautiful wife. I'm also a huge sports fan; mostly football (college and pro), hockey and baseball (this year, I joined a fantasy baseball league for the first time).

I love my job and I feel blessed to work for such a great company, even more so after 9/11. I'm a Christian, but have recently become disillusioned by the attitude of my church. I don't force my beliefs on others. I realize that God sees everyone in the same light and I am no better than anyone else. Instead of attacking people who have different beliefs than me, I try to accept them for who they are and respect their views.

I've been a member here for over a year, but I've gone through extended periods when I didn't contribute much. Sometimes, the discussions here about more controversial topics deteriorate into heated arguments and it used to bother me. Now I take it with a grain of salt. Not everyone here is going to agree and some people are more radical in their thinking than others. You'll be able to spot those folks rather easily.

Don't be too impressed with people here just because they have thousands of posts or long 'respected by' lists. Anyone can have a lot of posts; it's content that counts. And sometimes people here respected each other for the most superficial and trivial reasons.

I guess the best advice I could give you around here is simply "have fun". Welcome aboard, Leopold.

Patrick Bateman is my hero.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 3:31 am

My name is Brett and I'm an alcoholic
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 4:17 am

Hey, Leopold! Good to see a fellow New Yorker here! Where abouts in Staten Island do you live? I go there quite often to visit friends and was even looking to buy a place there...that was until I got laid off.

About me. I'm in my mid-20's, single and live in the wonderful neighborhood of Jackson Heights, located in Queens, NY. It's right by La Guardia Airport and the planes literally roar over a hundred feet over my apartment when they're landing on Runway 4. I'm currently unemployed, but recently worked as a budget analyst with the City of New York and have worked as a health care economics consultant. I'm currently seeking a career change to preferably in some facet of the commercial aviation industry, but if not, then law enforcement, international economics and trade or, if worst comes to worst, computers, web design or the video game or sporting industry. Because of my age, I figure this may be my last opportunity to make such a move. I want to have a career in something that I thoroughly enjoy.

I have many passions, but perhaps my biggest one is commercial aviation. You can find me spotting around La Guardia and occasionally at JFK and Newark. I'm also into traveling, movies, science fiction, sports, video games, computers, economics, politics, motorcycles, foreign cultures/languages/women, and am a HUGE wrestling fan!

I'm heading over to Korea in a few weeks for a friend's wedding and I'm really stoked about this trip! I’ve been to Asia before, but never to Korea. I’m also hoping to go to Japan and Singapore while in Korea.

As far as this site, well, I've been a member here for over three years, but have used other usernames. I took about a year and a half hiatus from this place and have recently returned. It seems to have degenerated and many of the old users who were generally positive contributors have all but disappeared. The site is now filled with mindless political bickering, little kids who think they know everything, and plenty else and it’s not nearly as fun as it was before. Such a shame, really.

In terms of users, I'd agree with 737doctor about not taking too much credence in the "respected user" feature. I think most people would consider KROC, 777236ER and McRingRing, We’re Nuts the court jesters of this place. I thoroughly enjoy reading their “innuendo” posts and they give this place a lighter edge. Matt D seems to be quickly joining their ranks. Dripstick also posts some really cool and thought provoking topics and also tries to give this place a lighter edge. He’s funny as well. Arsenal@LHR just thinks he’s funny.  Big grin Alpha 1, SAS23, ADG and TWAneedsnNOhelp are the resident Israel vs. Palestine combatants and they continue to bash each others views to oblivion. I’m not taking sides here.  Smile The moderators are a new addition that must have been implemented in my absence. I can’t say it’s been all that effective seeming that the bickering still continues, often with them involved. As far as the other forums are concerned, there doesn’t seem to be as much Airbus vs. Boeing conflicts anymore, which is good. It’s a lot more civil than before. Watch out for B747-437B, ACvitalie, 777gk, MAH4546, JETPILOT, the777man and CX flyboy. They all work in the industry and post really good information. I’m sure there are others too.

Welcome back.

RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 4:26 am

Rai:Its good that there are some fellow New Yorkers here. I live on SI just off Hylan Blvd and Jefferson. Ever eat at the Collonade Diner? Great food but lousy service. i prefer the A and W that's across the street from it.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 4:31 am

Where to I start? Being as complicated as I am. Like a certain user (Matt D), I speak my mind (I won't say truth, because people (Matt D) tend to their opinions are the truth), and hence am well liked and well hated at teh same time. I shoot from the hip, and am straight forward, and will back up anything i say with reasoning and or facts. I don't get emotional, as much as I lose interest in serious discussions on here, due to the fact, many people think their opinion is gospel, and ATTACK others that disagree. I am as funny as I think I am, and as much as everyone else doesn't want to admit it, I make these forums fun (with others of course). I share allot of the views as Matt D (seriously), and Alpha 1 and others, but I am not locked into my views like others (i.e. Superfly). Enough of that. M-F I am an Engineering Technician at Harris RF Communications, and on the weekends, I am a Weather Observer at KBUF. Great job with good pay for it being part time. I love music. All kinds. Partial to rap (mostly old school), but like everythign from 40s-50s to classic rock, to 70's to Motown, ect. I'm married, but divorcing with no kids, and actually remain on very good terms with my wife. I'm low maintence and and very down to earth. Sarcastic, a smart ass, and of course the funniest guy not getting paid for it today!

Have to hand out props to Mcringring, Maiznblu_757, We're Nuts, Matt D, Superfly, 777236ER, Alpha 1 and everyone else in the Innuendo threads!!!

Oh, and I forgot to talk up SAS23 and Wait, no I didn't.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 5:09 am

Leopold: Is that near Princess Bay? I'm not that familiar with Staten Island roads. And no, I actually haven't eaten at that diner before. I did go to some buffet in...I think it was Richmond, in the center of the island...anyways, it was pretty good, but seeing all those overweight people scared the shit out of me!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 5:24 am

Hi Leopold!

My name is Patrick and I live in Germany, I am 25 years old and I work for Eurowings (a subsidiary of Lufthansa) in the Revenue Accounting department, my hobbies are aviation and traveling. I also collect airline timetables and Herpa Wings 1:500 models.

NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 5:45 am

Ryan is my name, and regardless of what KROC and co might say, I am The Man. I am the finished article, the top dog and don't you forget it. If you want to get on in life - I'm your role model kid.

BTW - MattD is everybody's bitch. You'll see him round a lot on these forums - he's the guy with the gimp mask.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 6:07 am

My name is Chris and I was born and raised in Orlando, FL and remain their to this day. I have been an active member of these forums for a few months now, but I have been involved in plane-spotting for many years. My home airports are Orlando International (MCO), Orlando Executive (ORL), and Sanford-Orlando International (SFB). I try to go spotting at MCO at least once per week, usually during the afternoon.

I enlisted in the Navy and will be leaving Orlando for Chicago in late August. I will be rated AT, or Aviation Electronics Technician, responsible for maintaining the avionics systems on the U.S. Navy's many aircraft. I hope to end up in an E-2C Hawkeye or a TACAMO (707) squadron. When I get out of the Navy I will find a job in the airline industry, most likely related to my previous job in the U.S. Navy.

Aside from aviation, I enjoy watersports (jet-ski) and swimming. On extended spotting trips around Florida, you can also find me enjoying Florida's sunny beaches getting a tan. In the summers of 2000 and 2001 I marched with a globally-competing drum and bugle corps, Spirit of Atlanta. In 2001 I was the drum major of the corps and was featured in a PBS special last August (re-airing on Thanksgiving).

How's that?

Chris in Orlando
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 6:23 am

I was born on Staten Island (ST.Vincents) and lived there on and off (Great Kills, Lamoka Ave by the SIRR). I went to IS 24 (Mary S Barnes) for 6 grade.

But I've lived here in NJ for 22 of my 27 year life.

Im working part time, going to Grad school. My career goals are to work for the Port Authority and perhaps the NJ DOT.
Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 7:37 am

Hi! I'm Catie, I'm one of the few females on here. I'm a "young'n" by age- almost 17, and a senior at my high school here on Long Island, but I've been on these boards since March of 2000. I came to this site in hopes of finding Virgin Atlantic pictures, a newly rooted obsession after my trip that Februrary- it still hasn't died, but I'm 90% sure I'll be reinstating that obsession in 3 weeks!  Laugh out loudD Besides airliners, I play both Varsity Badminton and Bowling (Hey, it's what works for me) and I enjoy spending times with my friends. I hope to attend one of many colleges I have picked out next year and major in Marketing and a foreign language; possibly German or French. However, the thunderstorm is rolling in, so I'm off!  Smile
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 7:57 am

I am Bruno. I live here in New York just on the other side of the Verrazano Bridge here in Bay Ridge. I help run a family owned small business that's been in our family for over 50 years. I am a huge aviation buff and my favorite airlines is American, JetBlue and Alitalia. My hobbies outside of aviation is women, fishing, shooting (at the range), and playing chess.
If you care to know my politics, I am a republican and I HATE government waste!
As far as all the cutie girls here Leopold, they would be RealHigh, Sophiemaltese, Pilotica737 and Virginlover. However, I think they are all too young for you.  Sad

Matt D

You are giving too much credit to Alpo1. I think you can rip that guy in to little cracker crumbs in terms of debating.
KROC has an opinion on every issue and likes to talk a lot. He still has good intentions though.
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EGGD is a good kid.

That's my two cents.  Smile

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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:08 am

Well, what a cool thread for once.

I'm Chris.

I just graduated rom a small liberal arts college in Ohio with a degree in French but I live in Providence, Rhode Island.

My primary interests include commercial aviation, aviation photography, travelling, staying active, sports (mostly hockey and tennis), and anything social.

I am very lucky and have managed to combine two of my interests into work: I just started workinh for Air France at Logan Int'l (BOS) 2 months ago. I started off in passenger service and now they want to work me into the position generally known as "flight dispatcher". Like 737doctor, I feel lucky to be working for such an airline espcially given the current general economic conditions (as well as those within the airline industry).

As for travelling, let's just say I am far from a deprived kid. 2000-2001, I had the awesome opportunity to study abroad in Toulouse, France, which was the best 9 months of my life. I will encourage any college student to study abroad regardless of whether or not you speak another language. While others in this forum may disagree, I think it's so important to know that other cultures are so much more rich than our own (American that is). I got off topic there, but I love to travel, period.

I grew up playing lots of sports...though I love hockey and tennis the most. I stopped plyaing hockey in high school...didn't get big enough lol. I'll always enjoy a Boston Bruins game!

Socially, I love to be around my friends. I have found that I like to be around people who are "real", i.e. people who don't put up an act. I am very good at being able to tell who is being 'real' and who isn't. I am what some may call a social drinker...I don't drink a lot but I can when I'm around the right group of people. I don't see alcohol as evil or as something that should be long as one can maintain some self control, I'm cool with it. I love to hang out at home, at other people's homes, (loved hanging out in a dorm room), at a cafe (especially in France!)...and I always enjoy good honest conversation.

Voila, I've said a lot. I'm done. Cheers.

Bonjour Chef!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:15 am

Flpuck what are you talking about? Flight dispatching is centralized at Paris OCC.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:17 am

Bruno. Alpha 1 is by far one of the best debaters here.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:25 am

Username: Arsenal@LHR
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Luton/London
Occupation: Computer Science student (Had some dodgy part-time jobs in between)
Hobbies: Commercial aviation, Computing, films, internet, spotting at LHR and SOCCER!(Football)

Arsenal@LHR  Big thumbs up

In Arsene we trust!!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:27 am


You have got to be kidding me.
Anyways, I don't want this thread to stray off topic.

Welcome back Leopold.  Smokin cool

BTW, I told you KROC likes to run his mouth and has an opinion on everything.

I support the women’s movement up and down!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:29 am

EGGD is a good kid.

.........and Bruno is a good liar  Big grin
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:38 am


I said 'generally known as flight dispatcher', i.e. ensuring the turnaround of the flight/getting the flight out...aka manager at USAirways...I dunno what one actually calls French it's "coordo", short for "coordinateur". "Coordinator" in English lol.

So my job generally consists of lots of pre-arrival crap, meeting the plane on arrival, saying hi to the crew, making sure the caterers and ramp workers are there, making sure the cleaners are ready when the last crew member gets off, making sure everyone is moving along at the right speed so we can get the plane towed to the departure gate...then get the departing crew on...etc. etc. etc.

Sorry if i called it the wrong term!

Bonjour Chef!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:39 am

Hey all ,

my name is Patrick , I am 16 years old, living in the city of Graz and I am aiming towards a career as a commercial pilot. Thats why I am here  Smile !
I have ever since I was a small child traveled around in planes which is probably the source for my great interest in aviation.
At ages 6 and 8 I have lived in the U.S.A for 1 year. In this time the U.S.A have developed to my favorite country and I have stayed there a couple of weeks every summer the last 9 years. Next Friday I will again depart towards the other side of the pond  Big grin !
Currently I visit an international school with the main language English (taught in all subjects) followed by German , French and Spanish.
I will finish this school in early 2004 with the so called MATURA - Final Exam in Austria (Abitur in Germany).
Then I will have to do the obligatory service for the army. When finished with that I plan on going to Flight Safety international in Florida to receive complete pilot training from the start up.
I hoped that once I will settle down in the U.S. having a job and my own family there.

In present times I like to spend time with my friends ..going out in the evenings , working on cars or doing sports. Preferably Jogging and a weekly visit to the Fitness Center. I hang out on this site a lot and also gather any aviation info from all across the WWW. On weekends I drive down to the airport to take some pictures and hopefully they will get better soon...I just get accepted here.

I am a very open person and it is very important for me to be around other people. I want to share my fun with others.
I am not complicated ...there are just a few things that are very important to me. E.g. if I do something , I will do it correctly and as best as I can. And I like to have my things in order. Like my room etc...not that I would freak out if something is not completely tidy !!

When returning from the U.S in 4 weeks I will get my driving license and I will use the money which I earned through various summer jobs to buy a car..VW GOLF or similar.

If you ever happen to visit Graz write me an e-mail.

Greetings from Austria
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:44 am

OK Ben88...I see why you were wondering what the heck I was talking about...

And I didn't see your profile until after posting...I guess we're in the same boat? Wouldn't mind chatting via e-mail if you want...I've literally just started down in ops.

Sorry to stray off topic...

Bonjour Chef!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:47 am

oh and please excuse all the "I hoped" typos above..its nearly 2 am and I have to work tomorrow - I AM TIRED !
When I joined it was still free, haha ;).

RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 9:18 am

Hello Leopold,

I'm russ and I'm kind of a jackass. I like Sex and the City, Israel, and staying up late at night. I want to be rich when I grow up and work in banking and finance. I don't treat women that well, I drink too much vodka, and I hate paying $15 bucks for a sandwich in midtown and seeing women carry bottled water around. These things upset me.

So your best bet is to look out for these other users:

Rai - A solid kid

RyanB741 - I like this guy. Can't put my finger on why, but he seems like someone I would like. Pretty balanced and fair and asks good questions.

HeavyMetal - Never met him, but from what I can tell he's a real stand-up guy. Very educated it would appear, opinionated, rationale, thoughtful, and patriotic. Balanced view of world events, acerbic sense of humor and good grammar. Keys to success in my book

KROC is pretty popular on here, so there must be some reason for that.

Agree with Matt D, that Alpha 1 is a terrific debater. Smart, reasonable, and clever. I'm glad we think the same way, I'd hate to be on the other side of an argument with him. Much of the same goes for Go Canada! Plus I like his username because its a bit odd, he's from Scotland I believe.

on the other side..

I have a few nemesi (sp?) on here including:

ADG - my rather explicit thoughts on this woman are well documented

SAS23 - This guy is a character. I still really don't know what to make of him. He's got as many "nemesi" out there as I do and some fascinating stories. Don't believe too many of them though.  Big grin

There are a bunch of Arabs on here ("Emirates pilot", "EmiratesFlightsim pilot", "emirates pakistan", "emirates palestine", "Emirates this", "emirates that", etc...). They're not that bad, but largely lack any sense of humor or character.

Welcome on board and good luck recuperating. That's a miserable situation you've got. I have a standing invitation here, if anyone is in Manhattan and has some time free, I'll buy them a drink at this place I like downtown.

Kind regards,
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 9:23 am

Did I mention that.. about 6 months ago I lost my sense of humour?
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 9:30 am

EGGD, I found your sense of humour over in the Civil Av Forum.

You still got it!
What's another word for thesaurus?
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 9:37 am

KROC is pretty popular on here, so there must be some reason for that.

Come on now Russ. Cut me some slack. I'm not a bad guy. I've had your back more than a few times, and have damn near the same views as you. I work hand in hand with Alpha 1. That has to get me somewhere. Besides, like a year and a half ago plus I was one of your respected users.

Maybe its because I'm a Met's fan? Or because I live in Crapchester? Ahhh who cares. I'm due for a Matt D insult in the Innuendo thread.

RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:16 am

haha,  Laugh out loud its a compliment. I don't know you very well, but all these other people do and they like you.

I took you off my respected users list? thats mature of me.  Nuts

take care buddy,
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:21 am

Welcome. You'll find Singapore_Air to be one of the funniest guys here...................

.......after reading one of Arsenal@LHR's posts.


I'm TurbineBeaver. A sophomore at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. I'm a mellow guy who enjoys poking fun at people here, learning things in Tech/Ops, and pointing out the lies and stupidities of Flight_Level/ILS/Ibizajet/TCAS (but he's gone now!).


Have a fun time here, just don't get yourself between McRingRing and Matt D they consider each other their, "special" boys. But, I guess it'll suffice to say that they're a good couple. Let's just not hope that they have (adopt, guy/guy relationships don't work well re:reproducing) kids.

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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:31 am

EGGD, I found your sense of humour over in the Civil Av Forum.

You still got it!

Dude, If you found it, YOU must have it. So please, send it to me (preferably first class) ASAP.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:44 am

Hello! My name is Eric and I am a 17 year old high school student preparing to go into my senior year. I have always had a love for airplanes since a trip when I was 6. I am planning to attend college at UNC or a Canadian Univ. I currently live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I enjoy playing saxaphone and fiddle. I speak spanish and have a love for all things foreign (besides objects hehe). Politically I am liberal and conservative at the same time. I find myself agreeing with Alpha1 on many occasions but on some shaking my head in disagreement. I am fiscally conservative but on most subjects a moral liberal. I really dont post incredibly often , I just sit back and read messages and formulate my own opinion without voicing it.=P Oh , and one day I wish to move to canada and become a Canadian citizen. (even though I have a slight southern yall? ) hehe
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:51 am

allow myself to introduce...........myself.

Name's AC320, friends call me Justin (which is my real name for the slow people here). I'm getting close to 19 years old now, and about to embark for University.

Lets see, I was born and raised in the fine city of Montreal, the suburb of Cote Saint Luc to be precise. Life was pretty good, and my family ended up moving to South Florida in August of 1996. Been enjoying the tropical life ever since, though I do miss the seasons. Women in bikinis makes up for that though.

In about a month I'll be moving into the University of Florida where I'll be majoring in Microbiology and prepping myself for med school.

Personally, I'm a fun guy to be around. There's never a dull moment when in my company (as that infamous pirate photo attests). I'm also quite intelligent, gifted, genious whatever you want to call it. Like KROC, I enjoy music and listen to near everything. I listen to bits of rap, hip-hop, reggae, rock, pop, dance, and classical. Still, my favourite band is Barenaked Ladies who produce some of the best songs ever. I usually relax or do homework to classical or opera music. I do enjoy art and theatre as well, I have soft spots for the Cirque du Soleil, and impressionist paintings. when it come to food, hell I eat things from pizza to pate, and especially love steaks. I figure i'm not going to be young and healthy forever, so I eat as much of the bad food as possible while I can.

Sports I enjoy very much. I watch baseball and hockey religiously (the Expos and Canadiens respectively). I participate in baseball and golf. also workout with some weights and jog in my spare time.

I'm a writer as well. I write for a major newpaper in South Florida, and have won awards both for that and my high school publication. Writing is basically a hobby of mine. Other hobbies include aviation (duh), flightsimming (I managa a VA), computers, and literature.

On the forums here, I like to have fun. You'll usually find me near KROC and company, because that's where all the action is. I like being sarcastic, and a jackass if you a) post crap, b) post something really stupid, c) piss me off. I can usually hold my own in any argument, but prefer verbal ones over typing.

That's me in a nutshell. Hope i didn't miss anything important.

fuddle duddle
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:58 am

My name is Greg. I was born in Brooklyn,NY, though Queens is where I live now. Since I was around 5 or so, planes have been a love of mine. My house is 1 mile from JFK, so I can roll out of bed and see a plane at any time. When I was younger, I got to visit the old Eastern airlines hanger at JFK many times, due to a friends father. My uncle is ex USAF, so aviation was all over the place for me. Right now, I have just finished my degree in Management & Finance, my goal is to get a higher paying job, with the eye to owning a business in the future.
Besides aviation my loves are Music, pretty much any Rap, Classic Rock, and whatever is big in the clubs. I try and get to at least 3 concerts a year. Cars, though I have a pretty generic one now, I hope to have a newer model BMW at my fingertips in the next year or so. Going out to clubs, and bars: living in NY, you can't beat it. Aviation, of course, I spot whenever possible, anything related I am down for. I love sports, reading, and searching for the perfect woman Smile
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 11:35 am

Hello Leopold
Im Jose, 19 years old from Puerto Rico
Sophomore at Embry Riddle and during the summer an Ocular Sciences employee.
Fly the Flag!!!!
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 11:47 am

Im Brian. I am 20 years old. I am a sophmore going to Northern Arizona University. I currently am about a 1.5 weeks out from taking my Private Pilot check ride for my license. Its a very fun time in life now! My most unique things to myself is the amount of travel I do, as well as Hockey. For the past 3 years I push as hard as possible to travel 100,000 miles a year. I have special interest in travel to Asia and the South Pacific. I am a die hard 747-400 fan after all the hours racked up on the old friend! I have been envolved with hockey for the past 8 years. I have been captain of my team several times as well as earned the Scoring Champion award, as well as Most Valueable Player award.

I am a very social person. I have been very blessed to have good luck with the women folk lately as well! I like to be a reasonable person, but if I find something that doesnt seem right, I tend to ride the issue to death! I also am always up to an evening of sucking down some cold drinks! I enjoy life to its fullest!

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RE: Introduce Yourself

Wed Jul 24, 2002 11:49 am

I'm Boeing4ever, I don't know many people here, then I do know some notorious users with whom I have intersting debates with  Insane . I'm of Polish decent and I'm a proud American. I live in Lake Zurich, a suburb of Chicago, and currently a Junior in High School. I don't like it when people make ignorant comments, or attack other people sometimes in an arrogant manner, like "are you sick of posts ending in 'my two cents'". Then there are those who pointlessly bog down good political threads with mudslinging and ego bashing.

My two cents, ten cents, and fifty cents,
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Thu Jul 25, 2002 7:16 am

I'm DeltaRules, I'm about 15 & when I'm away from my computer, I enjoy flying, travel, most forms of Auto Racing, the NFL, skiing, swimming, biking, among other things. I collect Schabak 1:600 models. I live in Ohio. I've got pretty good grades & hope to go to ERAU (Embry-Riddle) in a few years. When I get older, I want a job involving the Airlines. If I do become a pilot, I would prefer to fly either the 757-200 or a commuter. I'm single & looking...

Some of my favorite travel destinations are Puerto Rico( Smile), Daytona, FL & Europe. My favorite planes are, in order, the L-1011, 727 & 757-200. The A330's up there too.

A thread I would consider looking at would be the ongoing "Innuendo" threads, although all of the forums are great!

That's me!
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Thu Jul 25, 2002 7:23 am

I am a BAD American.
My views as expressed above are my views alone and do not constitute the views of my employer.
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Thu Jul 25, 2002 7:28 am


I'm 24, living in Manchester, UK, originally from Harrow, London.

I work as an admin officer for a men's homeless hostel, which is good, but I have just been accepted to do ATC training next year and I'm just a LITTLE excited.

I enjoy going to MAN as often as possible (not much) and am looking forward to my holiday next week to New York and Boston. As much as I love planes, I hate flying in them, so not looking forward to the flight that much!

My other big interest at the mo is the Commonwealth Games which hit Manchester tomorrow. I'm into the cycling and the athletics. Going to see the triathlon on Sunday...and its FREE!

Anyway, hope I haven't bored you!

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RE: Introduce Yourself

Thu Jul 25, 2002 7:39 am

VickyBiccy - how bad is your phobia of flying? If its quite bad.. then just drop me an email and i'll see what I can do  Smile (I used to have a fear of flying, but in my eternal wisdom have decided that that fear is subjective, so there is no way that anyone can come up with an international cure (but I can help, because i'm so cool  Smokin cool).
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Thu Jul 25, 2002 7:52 am

Hello there!  Big thumbs up

My name is Danny, 21 years old...born and raised in the eastern town of Arnhem, since last september living in a suburb of Amsterdam. My parents, grandparents and great-grandparents are from Suriname, a former Dutch colony in the north of South America, next to Guyana and French Guyana....everything above my great grandparents is coming from south-east India.....immigrated during the beginning of the 20th a lot of Indians who spend their lives nowadays in the west Indies

I've finished high school and the school for tourism and leisure management, I'm now in my very last months as a student, doing my thing at the Dutch Aviation College and doing my practical at Aviapartner Amsterdam, handling agent for several airlines at AMS airport, I'm working for the LX/TP group.....

I loved aviation from the moment I've made my first long-haul flight, and that's a very very long time ago Big grin so it's obvious that nothing has changed since then......

I love the big city life, hanging around in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, and several other cities.....London is my absolute favorite at the moment! I am a big soccer fan.....we are a real Ajax family!  Big thumbs up, further on I'm doing a bit of cycling and fitness, I'm also a trainspotter, especially when it comes to Underground railtraffic.......I'm a free man at the girlfriend, unfortunately less time for that......

next year I will be moving the Netherlands to do some backpacking and abroad working, I've chosen Australia and south east Asia as my backpacking destinations....I will be gone for a year I least, that's my planning at the moment....

I'm very into spirituality and religion....especially when it comes to Buddhism and Hinduism.......

well, that's it for now I think.....haven't got much more to say.....this is (a part of) me! Big grin
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RE: Introduce Yourself

Thu Jul 25, 2002 8:11 am

Ey up,

I'm Leezyjet, otherwise known as Lee (or Northern Bastard/Monkey to my southern shandy drinking friends).

From Leeds in Yorkshire, England.

Aged 27.

Job - Flight Dispatcher for VS at LHR at mo. Used to work for Bmi at LHR as flight dispatcher and customer services agent, before that worked at MAN for Sigma Aviation as Load Controller/Flight Dispatcher and customer services. Started in aviation with Servisair at LBA in customer services and flight dispatch. - could say I've been around a bit.

Hobbies - Snowboarding / Skiing / Ornithology (of the 2 legged non feathered variety Big grin ) / Aviation (altho 'cos I work in it, don't really pursue it as a hobby anymore) / Traveling / Water sports / Motor sports.

Countries Visited - Ireland / France / Spain (mainland and Balearics and Canaries) / Corfu / Italy / Denmark / Germany / Holland / Australia / USA / Egypt / UAE / Andorra / South Africa.

A/C types flown - 732/733/734/735/738, 741/742/742sud/744, 752, 762/763, 777, A320/321, A300, A340, BAC 1-11, DhC Chipmunk, Grob 109, Chinook, J-41.

In my spare time, I don't really do much these days, as because of shift work, I'm usually on opposite shifts to most of my friends (or sleeping), so we don't get to go out all that much anymore (thanks to BMI changing their shift pattern). About once every couple of months, we try to get together and go out on a major p!$$ up which is usually a gr8 laugh, or about twice a month go out for a ruby or a chinese. Go back to Leeds once in a while for a night out up there (gr8 nightlife - if u ain't been, then go it's fab 105 bars to visit !!!)

Like to travel, but had a quiet year this year, went snowboarding in Andorra in Feb, went to AMS for a stag do in Apr and went to DUB for a stag do in Jun, and I'm going to MIA /southern Florida next month on 18 Aug for 10 days, then to Cyprus in Sept, and that'll be it for this year, might try and get a couple of days in BOS before Xmas.

Well thats a little about me, feel free to drop me an e-mail sometime.


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