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.
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.
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.