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by EasternSon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6585

Re: VP candidates

The DNC and Biden need to stop screwing around and choose the woman who is the most popular, and give the Democratic ticket the best chance of winning against Donald Trump. That's Elizabeth Warren. Period. He's backed himself into a corner saying his pick will be a woman, and she is the most qualifi...

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by EasternSon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New River Gorge Bridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: The New River Gorge Bridge

I whitewater rafted under it for a friend's bachelor party about 10 years ago. It's impressive standing underneath it and looking up, but even more impressive standing on top and looking down!

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by EasternSon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33141

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Well, the way 2020 is going, he'll either win in a landslide - or lose and refuse to vacate the Oval Office. It's been that kind of year.

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by EasternSon
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2202

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

I've stayed at the one in Orlando - it was OK. Nothing too special, apart from the connected golf course, which was great. The other was in Fajardo, Puerto Rico - "El Conquistador" This was a great resort. But, crazy expensive. Burgers were like $28 each, which is painful when your "s...

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by EasternSon
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United facing class action over refunds
Replies: 29
Views: 3083

Re: United facing class action over refunds

I had planned to take my mother to Scotland in May for her 75th birthday. Booked in early February on United. Decided we needed to cancel, based on the fact that my mother is not only 75, but has a compromised immune system as a result of lymphatic cancer 30 years ago. The flight fell into United's ...

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by EasternSon
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does failed AoA sensor MRO teaches us about MRO or FAA in general?
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: What does failed AoA sensor MRO teaches us about MRO or FAA in general?

I was a salesperson at a third-party FAA Repair Station for 15 years. We routinely got the pants beaten off of us on pricing and turn time by South Florida "Repair Stations" (including Xtra Aerospace) because there are so many who just don't give a damn about following the CMMs or keeping ...

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by EasternSon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Re: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

akiss20 wrote:
Awesome! I grew up not 20 minutes from that red mill and have gone through many times. Very neat to see.


Where did you grow up?

Did you go to a local high school?

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by EasternSon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Re: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/09/you-can ... plane.html
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Here she is!!! People in my little town are overjoyed that our Historic Red Mill will be taking to the skies soon!

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/09/you-can ... plane.html

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by EasternSon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 55
Views: 19580

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

Full support for the Helicopter forum. I've been looking for one for a few years now, but none are very good. Anet members would make it an interesting and informative place.

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by EasternSon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 28
Views: 3080

Re: RAT Deployment and ETOPS

Plus, if the RAT is deployed and not needed, the RAT blades will reduce pitch to control RPM. RAT drag under this condition will be considerably less than if hydraulic or electrical power was being produced. The pitch of the blades for the RAT is regulated by the airstream. It's either a hydraulic ...

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by EasternSon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 28
Views: 3080

Re: RAT Deployment and ETOPS

It's been since late 2014 that I worked for a RAT and ADG manufacturer, so it's all a bit hazy, but I do seem to remember that the B787 would have a stacked hydraulic/electric capability. I never got to see one in person, but if I remember correctly from the CMM, the generator and pump were in-line...

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by EasternSon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 28
Views: 3080

Re: RAT Deployment and ETOPS

It's been since late 2014 that I worked for a RAT and ADG manufacturer, so it's all a bit hazy, but I do seem to remember that the B787 would have a stacked hydraulic/electric capability. I never got to see one in person, but if I remember correctly from the CMM, the generator and pump were in-line ...

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by EasternSon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4532

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

I'm not well versed enough on the FARs to quote one specifically. All I know is that any 121 or 135 customer I ever dealt with from the beginning of my career in 2001 requested a non-incident statement with any component that I ever sold them. It's all I've ever known. I can't speak to practices pr...

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by EasternSon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4532

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

I'm not well versed enough on the FARs to quote one specifically. All I know is that any 121 or 135 customer I ever dealt with from the beginning of my career in 2001 requested a non-incident statement with any component that I ever sold them. It's all I've ever known. I can't speak to practices pri...

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by EasternSon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists
Replies: 114
Views: 5598

Re: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists

A serial rapist confessed to this crime, his DNA alone was found, and these 5 young men were exonerated and won lawsuits against the City of New York. And Donald Trump still thinks they're guilty. And says it. Out loud. And MAGA people believe it and defend him. If that doesn't disturb you, and tell...

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by EasternSon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4532

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

One of the first pieces of documentation I would require when purchasing used hydraulic pumps, RATs, generators, actuators, etc., was a non-incident statement. I wouldn't/couldn't buy it if there was some sort of question as to whether it had ever been on an incident related aircraft.

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by EasternSon
Thu May 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 7002

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

I make beer. Wow, never heard of such an hobby. What is the scale of your „brewery“? Homebrewing is actually pretty popular in the United States. It's pretty fun and easy to get into. It even makes my alcohol dependency look like a fun hobby! :D I make 5 gallon batches from malt extract kits that I...

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by EasternSon
Fri May 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Re: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

https://hub.united.com/sp/her-art-here- ... ROwbnpap3w
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It won!!!

Thanks to all who voted to put my little hometown in the air!!!

https://hub.united.com/sp/her-art-here- ... ROwbnpap3w

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by EasternSon
Wed May 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 7002

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

I make beer and I fish, when I have time.

Two kids, demanding travel schedule, housework, etc.

But the beer is a good reward.

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by EasternSon
Mon May 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Re: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

Thanks, everyone!

@kno - who is your college friend? It's a small town - I might know them!

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by EasternSon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Re: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

Thanks, Everyone!

I truly love the town I live in. It's the part of New Jersey that most people don't even know exists.

I actually life on top of the hill behind the Mill, and can walk there in about 3 minutes.

It's one of the most photographed buildings in NJ!

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by EasternSon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

Hello All, Just sharing a point of pride regarding United's #HerArtHere program, if you don't mind. One of the three finalists for the New York/New Jersey designs features a depiction of Clinton, NJ's historic Red Mill. I's the top right one here, depicting the Mill right behind the cockpit windows:...

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by EasternSon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Order Tracking
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Aircraft Order Tracking

Good Day All, I was wondering if there is a updated, comprehensive database of airline orders that exists (for free) on the internet. If so, can someone point me in the right direction? I'd like to periodically check which airline has aircraft on order for any particular region. Does such a thing ex...

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by EasternSon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lifejackets on commercial planes
Replies: 38
Views: 5099

Re: Lifejackets on commercial planes

Please, please, please listen to the safety briefings. I have personally seen with my own eyes people's total inability to don a life vest, even after they have been given specific one-on-one instruction. It's scary and sad. But, what we should be talking about is inaccessibility. Most people on the...

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by EasternSon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 7233

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

It's hard to get laid when you have no money to go out to the bars, and can't bring a girl home because you live with your parents. I'm not a millennial, but my sex life took a pause after college for the same reasons. I thought you kids were big on Tinder, Grindr, Match, etc.? I hear about these t...

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by EasternSon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 7233

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

It's hard to get laid when you have no money to go out to the bars, and can't bring a girl home because you live with your parents.

I'm not a millennial, but my sex life took a pause after college for the same reasons.

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by EasternSon
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7844

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

Not sure exactly where GM is really going here. Barra has collectively lowered GM market cap by about 20Bn and not really been out in front of anything new. No visual presence by Barra what so ever promoting the brand. Other than Pickups and SUV's I am not sure of anything new or profound that GM h...

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by EasternSon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Common IDG issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2463

Re: Common IDG issue

From my experience with IDGs, mostly from CRJ200 and Challenger aircraft, the largest problems are due to the wear of the piston slippers. The brass coating on the piston slippers first begins to wear and chip, mostly because the brass is much softer than the steel variable wobbler plate they slid a...

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by EasternSon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ college suspends all activities of Frats/Sororities
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: NJ college suspends all activities of Frats/Sororities

My Alma Mater. I wasn't in a fraternity there, but lived with 4 members.
This is senseless pandering. A knee-jerk reaction to what's going on at other schools.
A dumb decision.

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by EasternSon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 4468

Re: I can't be a pilot.

I've been working in aviation for 18 years. I'm not a pilot. There are an infinite number of ways that you can have a career in aviation and never pilot an aircraft.I get to crawl around in the inside of aircraft, fly in simulators, travel the world, and meet people who love to talk about planes. Du...

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by EasternSon
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Universal Asset Management
Replies: 4
Views: 3097

RE: Universal Asset Management

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bennett123" class="quote" target="_blank">bennett123</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Firstly, does the scrapper normally ac...

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by EasternSon
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Universal Asset Management
Replies: 4
Views: 3097

RE: Universal Asset Management

So, what's the question?

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by EasternSon
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boring Destinations To Avoid?
Replies: 112
Views: 7161

RE: Boring Destinations To Avoid?

Tulsa. Avoid Tulsa at all costs. I tell the story all the time that I sat at a lunch table in Tulsa with nine people who were born and raised there. After having told them that I have a free evening, and asking what there was to do, I was met by nine blank faces. I switched the question - "I have on...

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by EasternSon
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian Pm Gough Whitlam Dies
Replies: 29
Views: 2501

RE: Former Australian Pm Gough Whitlam Dies

Is this where the Aussie band "The Whitlams" got their name?

Listened to them a lot when I lived in Sydney years ago, they still pop up on my iPod from time to time.

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by EasternSon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Boob Tube On UAL 739s?
Replies: 47
Views: 13011

RE: No Boob Tube On UAL 739s?

It's a huge mistake to have nothing. Period. I fly approximately 100,000 miles a year on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, and am incredibly disappointed in the lack of IFE on long flights. I have a business laptop, which I cannot download movies on and watch them during my flight...

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by EasternSon
Thu May 08, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funny Pilot Quotes & Jokes
Replies: 26
Views: 16672

RE: Funny Pilot Quotes & Jokes

Q: How do you know if you're at the same party as a pilot?

A: Wait five minutes, he'll find you and tell you.

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by EasternSon
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniteds New 737-900ER
Replies: 36
Views: 17735

RE: Uniteds New 737-900ER

Yeah, I hate to complain too much, because I love United and flew almost 99k miles with them last year, but the last few flights were not great, IFE-wise. <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO /...

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by EasternSon
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Christie: Vindictive Liar Or Firestarter
Replies: 73
Views: 3848

RE: Gov Christie: Vindictive Liar Or Firestarter

I am a New Jersey Native, a Democrat, and a fan of Christie. However, it's well known in the world of New Jersey politics that Christie is a bully, holds grudges, and can be very vindictive. This comes from people who work at the State House, and others who worked with Christie before and after he b...

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by EasternSon
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Describe Your Favorite Hamburger!
Replies: 117
Views: 4930

RE: Describe Your Favorite Hamburger!

Red, White and Bleu Burger:

Medium Burger
Pretzel Bread Bun
Thick-Cut Maple Bacon
Bleu Cheese
Frank's Red Hot

You cannot go wrong with this one!

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by EasternSon
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Been To Maui?
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

RE: Who's Been To Maui?

Wow, awesome advice all around, and it is greatly, greatly appreciated! With regard to the Road to Hana, my wife doesn't do well in cars. She gets really anxious and nervous on bad roads. I see it being nothing more than a day of her clutching the dashboard and yelping with every treacherous turn. W...

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by EasternSon
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Been To Maui?
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

RE: Who's Been To Maui?

Thanks to each of you. Snorkeling will be included in the paddle boarding tour we do, I think. We've snorkeled just about every beach vacation we've taken. Aruba, Curacao, Bermuda, Tahiti, etc. My wife doesn't enjoy it as much as I do because she's uncomfortable in the water, but she does it because...

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by EasternSon
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Been To Maui?
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Who's Been To Maui?

Hello All, On a whim, I cashed in a chunk of Mileage Plus miles for two round-trip, first class tickets to Maui for me and my wife. We'll be heading there in March of next year, and since we booked without thinking about it too much, we didn't do a lot of research about the island. Has anyone here e...

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by EasternSon
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Masters Tournament 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2609

RE: The Masters Tournament 2013

So begins my favorite four days in professional sports. I cannot wait to sit down and watch this year's contest. I'm hoping and praying for a Tiger-Phil finish, complete with risky, jaw-dropping recovery shots from off the fairway. Sadly, I didn't check the calendar when I scheduled my flight for 6:...

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by EasternSon
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Clubs ($50 Mill) For USA Renovations
Replies: 14
Views: 4535

RE: New United Clubs ($50 Mill) For USA Renovations

I was just at the club at <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> last week, and if that's what they're aiming for at other clubs, they need to go back to the drawing board. The layout was poor, as there was no flow from one area to another. ...

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by EasternSon
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beer Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2717

RE: Beer Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Silver1SWA" class="quote" target="_blank">Silver1SWA</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>About IPAs...they just seem to be a po...

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by EasternSon
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice On Studying Abroad In Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3067

RE: Advice On Studying Abroad In Australia?

I did a study abroad for a semester at Sydney University, and it was amazing. It's a great city for young people, and there are a lot of social groups for students at the University. I would get the ball rolling sooner than later if you're serious about it. If you want more info about Sydney Uni, or...

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by EasternSon
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hot Sauce (and Spicy Food)
Replies: 14
Views: 4406

RE: Hot Sauce (and Spicy Food)

I went to a Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco in search of my first bowl of Pho. I was the only non-asian in the place, which I always take as a good sign of the authenticity of the food. The owner came to my table, probably wondering if I was lost. He spoke limited English, and I don't speak a...

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by EasternSon
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Scuba Diving/snorkelling Experiences!
Replies: 23
Views: 2905

RE: Your Scuba Diving/snorkelling Experiences!

I've snorkeled at the Great Barrier Reef three times, and once each in Aruba, Bermuda, Curacao, Costa Rica and Tahiti. I absolutely love it, and could stay in the water all day. In Aruba, I had the chance to try Snuba, which was cool. It definitely gave me the bug to get dive certified. I think next...

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by EasternSon
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Debuts Its Banana Republic Uniforms
Replies: 167
Views: 28008

RE: Virgin America Debuts Its Banana Republic Uniforms

I've found that Banana Republic clothing looks great if you're young and in great shape - just like these models. When you're older and a little softer, their cuts and styles are not flattering or comfortable. I'll be looking forward to seeing a 45 yr old pilot, a little paunchy around the waist, st...

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by EasternSon
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can We Make This An Acceptable Double Standard!
Replies: 44
Views: 4218

RE: Can We Make This An Acceptable Double Standard!

I know a kid who had an affair with an almost 30yr old woman, starting when he was just 15. It's a long story, with many twists and turns, but they got married, then divorced. He was arrested last year for having sex with a 14 year old girl. He was 34. Being taken advantage of at 15 twisted his brai...

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