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nsteense
01-18-2008, 02:54 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I turned 30. A big milestone in my life, realizing I'm becoming older. At the same time I saw this list 'Things to do before you die' from a 14 year old, made up in the 40. Surprisingly enough, he managed to tick off quite a few of them. http://www.wallstreetfighter.com/2007/11/life-list-of-j...rd-original-127.html (http://www.wallstreetfighter.com/2007/11/life-list-of-john-goddard-original-127.html)
It made me think: which list could I think of, things to do before I die? And being an aviation nut, the list pushes into that direction:
Skills:
Learn to fly (I have my PPL for a year now)
Learn to do aerbatics
Learn IFR
Learn multi engine
Learn to fly jet
Learn to fly a helicopter
Learn to play the piano
Learn to draw and paint

Planes to fly:
Spitfire
p51 Mustang
p47 Thunderbolt
p38 Lightning
p40
Lancaster
B17
B24
English Electric Lightning
F4 Phantom
F104
F16
B25
B52
B1
Vulcan
Mig29
Su37
Commercial airliner
Vintage commercial airliner

Experience:
Flying faster then the speed of sound
an arrested wire landing on an aircraft carrier
Catapult launch from an aircraft carrier
Flying over the edge of the stratosphere
pulling 9g
Soaring over the alps
Flying along with a military aerobatic team
Aurora borealis
Run a marathon
A trekking trip
Hot air balloon ride
Skydiving (twice)
paragliding
delta wing gliding (done that)
Formation flying

Visit:
Dayton air force museum
Pensacola Navy museum
Monino museum
RAF Cosford
RAF Hendon (already did)
IWM Duxford (yearly visit)
Fighter Legends (yearly visit)
EAA Oskosh
Planes of fame museum
Musee Armee de l'air
Fairford
Farnborough
Le Bourget
Smithsonian air&space museum
Norway
Scotland
Antartic
North Pole
Caribea

Aviation feats by myself:
Cross the English channel
Cross the Atlantic
circumnavigate the globe
Fly over Africa
Fly over the Grand Canyon
Fly over Australia
Fly over the Amazon
Land and take off on water

Drive a:
Formula 1
Bugatti Veyron
BMW M5
Mclaren F1
Ford GT
Ferrari 430

Miscalleneous:
Make a nice painting
Write a good book
Find the love of my life and marry her
Restore an WW2 air plane, preferably into flying condition
Own an air plane
Make a living out of flying to
Earn enough money to allow me to do all this

This list is probably incomplete, but I thought this was a good start.
Now, let's go and try to accomplish this.

Billy_BigBoy
01-18-2008, 04:07 AM
Hmmm. aperently there is no woman involved in your life. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

fabianfred
01-18-2008, 04:19 AM
you forgot a few important things....lol

find out why we are here...

find out what we ought to achieve whilst we are here...

make the effort to get started.....

there is a goal....and a path to that goal...but many are on the wrong path....some do not have the correct map....many have not yet found the correct path..... and many do not even know there is a journey to be made...

nsteense
01-18-2008, 04:24 AM
Billy,
you found the weakness in my list. It has been adjusted.
Fabian,
Nah, I rather want to do something which is within reach (more or less)

fabianfred
01-18-2008, 04:27 AM
enlightenment is within reach of all......... all but the lazy

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PF_Coastie
01-18-2008, 04:57 AM
Maybe you should go watch "The Bucket List"!

It's a movie about things to do before you kick the "bucket".

neural_dream
01-18-2008, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by fabianfred:
enlightenment is within reach of all......... all but the lazy

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Oh no, don't tell me they made you a buddhist there! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

danjama
01-18-2008, 05:03 AM
I'll quote Lee Evans here:

You gotta move to your left, you gotta move to your right, you gotta be a moving target!

Nobody tells you what to expect from life and i learned this the hard way, but what you can do is take control, before it takes control of you. It's your ride, build it the way you want it!

neural_dream
01-18-2008, 05:07 AM
Originally posted by nsteense:
A couple of weeks ago, I turned 30. A big milestone in my life, realizing I'm becoming older. At the same time I saw this list 'Things to do before you die' from a 14 year old, made up in the 40. Surprisingly enough, he managed to tick off quite a few of them. http://www.wallstreetfighter.com/2007/11/life-list-of-j...rd-original-127.html (http://www.wallstreetfighter.com/2007/11/life-list-of-john-goddard-original-127.html)
It made me think: which list could I think of, things to do before I die? And being an aviation nut, the list pushes into that direction:
Skills:
Learn to fly (I have my PPL for a year now)
Learn to do aerbatics
Learn IFR
Learn multi engine
Learn to fly jet
Learn

....

Make a living out of flying to
Earn enough money to allow me to do all this

This list is probably incomplete, but I thought this was a good start.
Now, let's go and try to accomplish this.
There is only one thing I want before I die. Not to become the slave of any outdated list I wrote when I was younger and less wise http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

rnzoli
01-18-2008, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by nsteense:
A couple of weeks ago, I turned 30. A big milestone in my life, realizing I'm becoming older.
Man, you're a genius! (Compared to people who realize the same at the age 40 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Originally posted by nsteense:
This list is probably incomplete, but I thought this was a good start.
Now, let's go and try to accomplish this.
You were wrong on 2 accounts.

1) The list is way too long, you need to set priorities so that you can focus and immerse yourself in what you're doing. Without it, you will be constantly worrying about how much is left.

2) The list is too selfish, it's all about what you think will make you happy. But in fact, making other people happy can also make you happy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MEGILE
01-18-2008, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by fabianfred:


there is a goal....and a path to that goal...but many are on the wrong path....some do not have the correct map....many have not yet found the correct path..... and many do not even know there is a journey to be made...

Thank God for GPS.

fabianfred
01-18-2008, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fabianfred:
enlightenment is within reach of all......... all but the lazy

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
Oh no, don't tell me they made you a buddhist there! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

they didn't make me a Buddhist ...here.... I made my own...lol....(I knitted one)

No actually .......I've been a Buddhist for over 30 years....long before I knew where thailand was...

and I don't need a GPS....because enlightenment is within myself.....and each of us.....Nirvana isn't a place you go to...but a state of being which you achieve

Swivet
01-18-2008, 12:01 PM
Find the love of my life and marry her
Now, let's go and try to accomplish this.
That will take a lifetime right there.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

You got alot of things to do on your plate, do as much as you can but dont rush it, just have fun.

general_kalle
01-18-2008, 12:16 PM
hmm interesting post.

i have a small thing that comes into my mind when reading this

thats a comic stripe with Calvin and Hobbs
the 6 year old boy - Calvin and his Toy Tiger, Hobbs

Calvin and Hobbs discuss wishes.
Calvin wish the he had wings so he could fly
Hobbs wish that he had a Tunafish Sandwich
on the next image he's sitting eating a tunasandwish with the frigde open behind him.
saying: i got my wish fulfilled with a smile to the mourning Calvin.


like the morale of not to wish things thats hard (not impassible) to accomplish.
instead wish for the small goods that can make you happy...chocklate. reading a good book.
watching a movie etc.

by this im not saying its bad to have wishes for what to experience.
dont take it that way

keep on working towards it

Loco-S
01-18-2008, 12:21 PM
only three things before I die:
have a romp with Paulina Porizkova, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Nicole Kidman, all individually.

Copperhead311th
01-18-2008, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
Maybe you should go watch "The Bucket List"!

It's a movie about things to do before you kick the "bucket".

yeah that's what i was thinking. Bucket list.
i'm gonna get out of here now. this thread is bad for me. @36 i find my self constantly thinking of death and consumed with the finality of it all. In the physical sence anyway. I'm not to concerned withthe spirtual aspects of death...As they already have a special seat reserved just for me when i get to Hell. That's if i fail to repent.
But i find that if i focus on my own death to much as i get older i become obsessed by it.
I'm terrified of getting old and dyeing....but it's inevitable. We all must end at some time. and then i look at my Grandfather. whose 86 or 87 years old. A man that has servived 2 wars, 2 wives and out lived his youngest child. He's been all over the world, is a Scottish Rite Mason - 33rd Degree, and has 5 grand children & 3 great grand children. He has lived a long and good life. Yet i can see it in his eye tat he know's his days are numberd. and that just terrfies the living sh*t our of me. Becuase i know that bareing sudden death we all must face that same burdan. And i fear that day very much so. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Copperhead311th
01-18-2008, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Loco-S:
only three things before I die:
have a romp with Paulina Porizkova, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Nicole Kidman, all individually.


no no damn it! go for the Gusto, reach for the stars, grab that brass ring! ya gotta do em all at the same time bro.

"It's better to have lived one day as a Lion than one hundred as a Lamb." an old Celtic proverb.

Loco-S
01-18-2008, 06:55 PM
Been there, done that, a couple of times around the world, bagged countless tourists, been in the amazon, close to the north pole/south pole, flew my *** of in weird places, Africa, Europe, been shot, crash landed ( not related to being shot), survived, hiked the Inca trails, Peru, Brasil, Paris, Berlin, The Netherlands, Canary Islands, London, Madrid, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, Thailand, etc...I work for flight testing on exotic airplanes, I have met incredible people, I just want to bag those three birds and Im set for the ride

roybaty
01-18-2008, 08:54 PM
I still wanna be with Madonna, I gotta be honest no matter what ya'll think.

I too had a list I was supposed to be an Air Force Colonel by now damnit!!! I think the glasses had something to do with be being a server/network admin now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif.

DrHerb
01-18-2008, 09:03 PM
Jessica Alba FTW http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

roybaty
01-18-2008, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by DrHerb:
Jessica Alba FTW http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Yes she is hot and younger, but gotta stick with MD...she's older but has retained her attractiveness even though she's in the loopy brigade. Maybe it's a nostalgia thing.

DrHerb
01-18-2008, 09:32 PM
yeah but COME OOOOON!!!!!!!! LMAO
http://temple3.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/jessica-alba-wallpapers-3.jpg?w=600&h=450

Von_Rat
01-19-2008, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nsteense:
A couple of weeks ago, I turned 30. A big milestone in my life, realizing I'm becoming older. At the same time I saw this list 'Things to do before you die' from a 14 year old, made up in the 40. Surprisingly enough, he managed to tick off quite a few of them. http://www.wallstreetfighter.com/2007/11/life-list-of-j...rd-original-127.html (http://www.wallstreetfighter.com/2007/11/life-list-of-john-goddard-original-127.html)
It made me think: which list could I think of, things to do before I die? And being an aviation nut, the list pushes into that direction:
Skills:
Learn to fly (I have my PPL for a year now)
Learn to do aerbatics
Learn IFR
Learn multi engine
Learn to fly jet
Learn

....

Make a living out of flying to
Earn enough money to allow me to do all this

This list is probably incomplete, but I thought this was a good start.
Now, let's go and try to accomplish this.
There is only one thing I want before I die. Not to become the slave of any outdated list I wrote when I was younger and less wise http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

im 51 and i agree with this 100 percent.