Pens, Notebooks, and Bags

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  1. Seahunter

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    Wow, how cool is that! I have missed this before, but you're an Aerospace Engineer?! What type of work have you done?
     
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    How about a pen with its own tracking device for $50?

    That's exactly what Cross' Calais with TrackR does!

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    • Add personalization for gifting with plain, silver, or gold debossing
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    I'm retired, but yes. I worked for the USAF for thirty-plus years as both a project engineer and program manager. With the exception of a few, short career broadening assignments, I worked in aircrew safety/life support equipment and did mishap investigation. Before that, I worked a couple years for a contractor developing analysis processes for first generation crashworthy digital flight data recorders. I've done a bit of consulting work since I retired, but have now given that up as well.
     
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    Wow, what an interesting career! :cool: Now were you in the AF, or a civilian employee or contractor - just curious? Now you've got a very analytical mind, does that make you mostly a skeptic on a lot of the paranormal topics? Or, by being in the AF for 30+ years, maybe you know stuff you can't even tell us?? :alien:
     
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    I was civil service. Most people would consider me a skeptic, but I think of myself as a critical thinker with an open mind. I did work multiple black programs at various levels over my career, including B-2 and F-117. Others are, as far as I know, still classified. Keep in mind, however, such programs are often highly compartmentalized and you general only learn what you need to know to do your particular job. For example, working B-2 as a life support/survival equipment engineer I had no need to know how the low observable technlogies worked or operational details of how the a/c would be utilized. I worked one black program where I still don't know for sure what the a/c was, I was accessed just to the level I needed to meet their needs.
     
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    Wow, you worked on some major programs! That would be so difficult for me to work on a need-to-know basis! I would always want to know more, and see the bigger picture! I like your description as a critical thinker with an open mind. I try to keep an open mind on all these paranormal topics too.
     
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    I had a couple FMPs from when I was in cadets. One olive green, one CADPAT. i think it was real CADPAT too. Don’t tell anyone :eek:

    Don’t know if I kept them or tossed them for the move.
     
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    Those little black clicker pens with the space pen tubes are pretty sick. Had one for years. Played with it so much that you could see the bare brass on the pen top.
     
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    You mean the Cap-O-Matic?
     
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