Throughout its more than 25 years in business, Pipeline Plumbing Heating and Air has stayed abreast of the latest developments in heating systems, cooling systems, and plumbing, enabling its technicians to handle the latest models and makes with up-to-date, green technology. The business dispatches crews of licensed technicians who can handle problems both large and small, from plumbing issues with leaky pipes to clogged toilets. The experts keep perspiration at bay on muggy days by inspecting and fixing air-conditioning units, and they ensure that homes stay cozy when summer gives way to winter by repairing and installing gas furnaces, thermostats, and floor heaters.
"Shake it!" your headset blares as you push on the jet's throttle. Your nose tips, the ground becomes a wall, and you're diving in a last-ditch effort to lose the fighter behind you. Its shots go wide and it swoops overhead, leaving you to level out just as the radio tower ends the dogfight: "Knock it off, knock it off." With your wheels back on the ground, you step out of the simulator's cockpit and catch your friend’s eye: Missed me.
At Flightdeck Air Combat Center, aerial battles between friends take place on the ground. The screens of nine authentic military fighter-jet simulators broadcast the same views a pilot might see while soaring at 600 knots. Though the simulators remain on the ground, all the controls, radio orders, and UFO weigh stations mirror those encountered on an actual flight. People may come in with a friend or with a party, where guests and friends target one another during virtual missions, from the introductory Fox-1 experience to the three-hour Viper-1 course, which covers advanced topics such as missile avoidance. After team-building events, participants can even receive personalized dog tags as souvenirs.
Flightdeck Air Combat Center also has an exact replica of a Boeing 737-700 cockpit. Inside, a 180-degree wraparound screen transports pilots to airport runways from around the world. Commercial-flight drills present common challenges such as piloting through turbulence and wiping spilled coffee off the controls, testing visitors between their takeoff and landing.
Kalka Heating and Air has perfected home temperatures throughout Laguna Hills since 1990. Teams of insured technicians set out to install, repair, and replace air conditioners powered by Maytag or continuous sighs from a polar bear. Kalka's licensed HVAC contractors also fix up worn-out furnaces, and the company respects the environment by recycling spent refrigerant.
Pink Heating & Air’s trained and screened technicians offer repairs and installations to keep the air inside your home comfortable and weather-appropriate. They also sell A/C and heating units and offer a 20-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime guarantee on their installations. Their in-depth tune-ups ensure that your home’s system is thoroughly prepared to keep you warm during the winter, cool during the summer, and extra-extra-cool for when you decide to open up an ice bar in the living room.
Spiced Bamboo's personal chef guides groups through two-hour cooking classes that demonstrate how to prepare two customized courses step-by-step. Clients contact the epicurean educator to schedule a class and discuss the desired cuisine, which can include dishes from the chef's specialty menu or more personalized fare, such as a turducken filled with peanut butter. Foursomes can learn to sear scallops for a spinach salad drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette and peppered with jicama, dried blueberries, and macadamia nuts, or explore meaty entrees such as the Vietnamese caramel pork with coconut-infused jasmine rice and spicy asparagus. Vegetarian-friendly options are also available, and, for an additional fee, culinary companions can transform gourmet menu items such as lobster into plates of creamy ravioli with sea-urchin sauce.