Rides in Blackhawks at UNG for new cadet-recruits

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  1. payitforward

    payitforward Member

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    Recruits at UNG completed FROG Week last Sunday, and then first week of classes yesterday. Today, they were welcomed to Dahlonega with a tour of the North Georgia mountains in Blackhawk helicopters. So proud of our frogs, cadets, cadre and staff!

    Video: http://bit.ly/VJ4XPJ

    All photos and videos from instagram hashtagged #UNG, and from contributions to our North Georgia cadet parents Facebook group.

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  2. SGTLee

    SGTLee Member

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    Great pics and what an honor. That's what they call an "E" ticket out here.
     
  3. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

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    An "E" ticket?
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    That going back a lot of years.

    In the early years of Disneyland you bought a packet of tickets when you entered the park. The tickets started with A tickets (Merry-go-around) and went up to an E ticket (Matterhorn).

    Kind of a old pop culture saying for us old geezers, if something is fun or exciting, it's an E ticket ride.
     
  5. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    At the risk of showing my age- I can explain that for the youth among us! :rolleyes: The original tickets to Disney Land were ticket books and had a bunch of different level tickets. Each attraction required a certain number/ grade of tickets & The E ticket was the highest level attraction and got you onto any ride. Eventually of course they went to single admission . So the expression that something is "an Eticket" essentially means you have access to the best ride in the park.
    We moved to Orange County CA - about 20 minutes from DisneyLand in 1964 when Disney Land was just a pup itself and the phrase E-ticket brings back fond memories of childhood in SoCal. I still get out there several times/ year and it's true - "you can't go home again"! It's a way different world now. Lots more people, my Jr HS is gone and our house is still tiny but sold not too long ago for close to $1 million which just goes to show you should always hang on to Real estate!!:wink:

    Oops- cross posted with JCleppe- sorry - two old farts typing simultaneously!:thumb:
     
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  6. scoutpilot

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    Awesome. Learn something every day!

    PS you're both ancient.
     
  7. payitforward

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    Thanks for the "E"ducation.

    The top two pictures were my view — drill field web cam. Love that web cam.
     
  8. SGTLee

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    Sorry all..I sometimes forget that (a) I am a bit older and (b) not everyone has necessarily been to Disneyland in the "good ol' days". Appreciate the history and I do remember carefully removing those tickets from the book knowing that I only had 'x' amount of e-tickets for the more exciting rides (thus the comment about the Blackhawk ride at UNG). Bruno, my family moved from Boston to OC back in '65..Small world. Thanks again Payitforward for posting.
     
  9. Dixieland

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    Those are great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
     

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