Well to answer your first question heres an example of what they believe. About three years ago my family ( meaning my parents, and aunts and uncles) wanted to put two air conditioning units in the house,(before they just relied on the ocean breeze), and it took them ( my grandparents) quite a while to allow it. Every time we visit them they never use the air conditioning, and they never want to turn it on. They are from the "old lifestyle", and they like it that way. They understand that with time comes change, and they have learned to accept it for what it is.
They bought there property "site unseen" in the 50's through a friend of my grandfathers, who also has property on the island. Also my grandfather has written a book about his life in the war ,and about his island life.
Oh, and about the pilot thing i was just trying to get some info on what it takes to be a pilot for Tropic , or Maya. very intrested in flying for one of them, and making AC my true paradise.
It's no problem i enjoy sharing my information with others.