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TXTeenPilot
04-02-2004, 09:36 PM
My dad just accepted a job closing down Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany.

Its about a year long assignment and during that time I hope to take advantage of seeing some sights of WWII.

Can anyone tell me where the good air musuems are in Germany or in western Europe?

Along with that, another problem comes in - electricity. Other than switching my computer's power supply to "240V", what else do I need to know before I move over there?

Thanks in advance.

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TXTeenPilot
04-02-2004, 09:36 PM
My dad just accepted a job closing down Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany.

Its about a year long assignment and during that time I hope to take advantage of seeing some sights of WWII.

Can anyone tell me where the good air musuems are in Germany or in western Europe?

Along with that, another problem comes in - electricity. Other than switching my computer's power supply to "240V", what else do I need to know before I move over there?

Thanks in advance.

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04-02-2004, 09:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TXTeenPilot:
Other than switching my computer's power supply to "240V", what else do I need to know before I move over there?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

1. Pick up a German phrasebook.
2. The German beerdrinking age is 16. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

xTHRUDx
04-02-2004, 09:57 PM
here are your museums:

http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/museum/search.asp

TXTeenPilot
04-02-2004, 10:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
1. Pick up a German phrasebook.
2. The German beerdrinking age is 16. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hehe.. only German phrases I know is "Guten tag" and "Guten Morgen", along with some words courtesy of IL-2. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Beerdrinking 16? lol.. What's the age for driving? I've heard its 18... which is strange compared to the legal alcohol limit...

Thanks Thrud for the museum search engine... that helps alot.

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[This message was edited by TXTeenPilot on Fri April 02 2004 at 09:24 PM.]

Fehler
04-02-2004, 10:24 PM
heh, you probably dont want to go around saying, "What the hell? Stay with your leader!" in German... You might get odd looks!

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adlabs6
04-02-2004, 10:28 PM
But you will be good at providing directions or altitude to lost people in German, using the compass vectors of course. Have a good time there.

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SwingerSpecial
04-02-2004, 10:29 PM
Lets see... US -&gt; GER will be a relative easy transition, as far as electronics & such are concerned (computers, videotapes, DVD's). Going back to the US will be the real pain the neck.

The biggest shock is going to be measurement units - you will find out that inch is the only imperial mesurement that is generally understood and only in reference to lumber material or the thickness of a hockey puck. Also remember that "nachos & salsa" means yellow tostitos & ketchup with bits of onion floating in it.

Not a big deal, considering that in exchange you'll get to enjoy sane drinking age limits, beer that doesn't taste like someone else already guzzled it once, and do try the kebabs the turks make!

04-02-2004, 11:09 PM
German/Turkish kebabs are clearly overmodelled.

Russian shashlik won the war.

Dolemite-
04-03-2004, 12:18 AM
"Ich bin nein Nazi" Just to let everyone know.

Too bad your leaving Texas, I live in downtown Dallas, I couldnt imagine ever leaving this grand state.

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Fehler
04-03-2004, 12:39 AM
What part of Texas are you from? I live near in Ft. Worth. AND.. Is your family moving back to Texas once the job is completed?

The reason I ask is I would gladly send you some money before you come back if you would buy me a nice coo-coo clock. They are way too expensive to ship over from there, but I really want one. Let me know!

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TXTeenPilot
04-03-2004, 12:48 AM
I'm living outside of Abilene... about 120 miles west of D/FW.

Chances are 50/50 that I'll be coming back to Texas in 2005. I hope we do, I'll miss Texas and the American culture.. lol.

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Gershy
04-03-2004, 01:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TXTeenPilot:

I'll miss Texas and the American culture.. lol.
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Just wait till you tried the beer, that might change a lot :P

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VF-2_John_Banks
04-03-2004, 04:36 AM
You will get a little cultur shock anyway http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

You can't watch your DVDs or video tapes in Germany unless your video recorder can play NTSC (mine can but that isn't standard) and your DVD player supports atleast the US and European Regional Code.
The buisiness day in Germany ends at around 6-8pm. You can't go shopping after 8:00pm. And in small villages, it is even worse. The good thing will be, that quite some US personell is living in that area and you will also find people of your age. The Germans and Americans are big friends there and englisch is almost the main language. It's not like in France, where nobody wants to speak english. We Germans are a bit different.

You might get into trouble with your power plugs. I don't know if the power plugs are identical to our plugs. But as i said, alot of Americans live there, so after a couple of days, you will probaly figured things out http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Friendly_flyer
04-03-2004, 04:42 AM
A quick lession in German: "Ein Bier, bitte!"

On a side-note: Getting caught driving after a beer or two will get you a month in jail, loss of driving licensce and a sustantial fee. On the other hand, you'll allways find a pub or Bierstube within walking distance from your home.

Fly friendly!

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Capt_Haddock
04-03-2004, 04:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TXTeenPilot:
what else do I need to know before I move over there?
Thanks in advance.
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Make sure you get to see the real Germany. US military bases in Europe have allegedly the reputation of being a little US inside another country.

And learn German. A language is much more than just words. You'll also adquire a new culture and a new point of view. Oportunities like this don't come that often in a lifetime, so make the most of it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh, and try to see the St├┬Ądel, one of the most important museums in Germany. No WWII stuff in this one http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif but Rembrandt and Vermeer are worth the trip http://www.staedelmuseum.de/

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Jazz-Man
04-03-2004, 04:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dolemite-:
"Ich bin nein Nazi" Just to let everyone know.

Too bad your leaving Texas, I live in downtown Dallas, I couldnt imagine ever leaving this grand state.

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Keine Nazi..... but whatever on earth would you bother to say that for?

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Maple_Tiger
04-03-2004, 05:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fehler:
heh, you probably dont want to go around saying, "What the hell? Stay with your leader!" in German... You might get odd looks!

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Omg I gust about spit my coffie all over my keyboard lol. Good one Fehler.

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horseback
04-03-2004, 09:33 AM
Having spent some time in both places, I should warn you that they don't observe your state religion: You will not be able to get your daily Cowboys news fix without going to the internet. There may not even be complete coverage of the draft...

If you haven't already, make sure you have the necessary sources of sports information bookmarked in your computer before you leave.

Maj. Haddock is right; learn to speak and truly understand the language. Just making the effort in public will get you plenty of sympathetic tutors. It will surprise you how much it will help you to understand your own language. My comprehension of American improved greatly once I learned to speak English.

cheers

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AirBot
04-03-2004, 01:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by adlabs6:
But you will be good at providing directions or altitude to lost people in German, using the compass vectors of course. Have a good time there.

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I can already hear it in my head:
"Museum, vektor zwei vier null. Viel Glueck!"

TXTeenPilot
04-03-2004, 01:29 PM
Thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it!

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