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 +  "Son, your wife's legs have more time in the air than you do." ​
 +  - welcome to a new co-pilot from an old captain.
 +
 +  "The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you." ​
 +  - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
 +
 +  "A pilot who doesn'​t have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum." ​
 +  - Jon McBride, astronaut
 +
 +  "If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible." ​
 +  - Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)
 +
 +  "Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."
 +
 +  "It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed." ​
 +  - U.S. Air Force Manual
 +
 +  "​You'​ve never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3." ​
 +  - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
 +
 +  "The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."
 +
 +  "If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, ​
 +  it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe."​
 +
 +  "When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have 
 +  enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."​
 +
 +  "​Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another expensive flying club."
 +
 +  "What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? ​
 +  If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, .... the pilot dies."
 +
 +  "​Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers."​
 +
 +  "​Airspeed,​ altitude and brains. At least two are always needed to fly safely."​
 +
 +  "A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all luck; three in a row is prevarication."​
 +
 +  "​Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a 
 +  person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
 +
 +  "When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten."​
 +
 +  "If your back isn't wet, you didn't fly"
 +
 +  Superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid 
 +  those situations where they might have to use their superior skills.
 +
 +  If God had meant man to fly, he'd have given him lots more money.
 +
 +  Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. 
 +  The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, ​
 +  buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.
 +
 +  The three most common expressions in aviation are, 
 +  "Why is it doing that?",​ "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".
 +
 +  Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater ​
 +  degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, ​
 +  incapacity or neglect. ​
 +  - Captain A. G. Lamplugh
 +
 +  Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory... in other words, ​
 +  for every take-off, there WILL be a landing. (Note: I myself regard ​
 +  each landing as a go-around with the option to land).
 +
 +  A '​good'​ landing is one from which you can walk away. A '​great' ​
 +  landing is one after which they can use the aeroplane again.
 +
 +  It's always better to be down on the ground wishing you were up 
 +  in the air than up in the air wishing you were down on the ground.
 +
 +  Stay out of clouds. The silver lining everyone keeps talking about 
 +  might be another aircraft going in the opposite direction. Reliable ​
 +  sources also report that mountains have been known to hide out in clouds.
 +
 +  Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal the number of take-offs you've made.
 +
 +  You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. ​
 +  The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
 +
 +  Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately,​ experience usually comes from bad judgment.
 +
 +  Keep looking around. There'​s always something you've missed.
 +
 +  "​Unskilled"​ pilots are always found in the wreckage with their hand around the microphone.
 +
 +  Things which do you no good in aviation: The sky above you. 
 +  The runway behind you. The fuel still in the truck. Half a second ago. 
 +  Approach plates in the car. The airspeed you don't have.
 +
 +  Experience is the knowledge that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
 +
 +  A male pilot is a confused soul who talks about women when he's flying, ​
 +  and about flying when he's with a woman.
 +
 +  The real value of twin engine aircraft is it will double your chances of engine failure.
 +
 +  "​Don'​t be a show-off. Never be too proud to turn back. There are old pilots ​
 +  and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots."​ – E. Hamilton Lee, 1949
 +
 +  "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane ​
 +  takes off against the wind, not with it."
 +
 +  "Fly it like you stole it."
 +
 +  "​Maintain thy airspeed, lest the ground rise up and smite thee."
 +
 +  The propeller is just a fan to keep the pilot cool. When it stops you can see the pilot start to sweat.
  
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