BMIFlyer
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Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:42 am

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]
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Gilligan
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:04 am

Last summer, getting to climb the Great Wall of China and visit the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit. Two of my life long dreams.
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:14 am

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.
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:19 am

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

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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:32 am

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!
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:11 pm

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

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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:34 pm

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.
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:45 pm

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

Damn good idea sir!!
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:53 pm

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 
 
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:22 pm

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.
 
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:55 pm

Pilotfox,

...curious: what makes this trip to Vietnam once a lifetime chance?
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:22 pm

- 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
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:06 pm

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....

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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:19 pm

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.

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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:21 pm

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

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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:43 pm

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!
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:45 pm

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.

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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:59 pm

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!
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RE: Once In A Lifetime Experiences?

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:28 pm

student exchange

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