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02-02-2010 05:27 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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Some thoughts about flying . . .

You can always tell when a man has lost his soul to flying. The poor bastard is hopelessly committed to stopping whatever he is doing long enough to look up and make sure the aircraft purring overhead continues on course and does not suddenly fall out of the sky. It is also his bound duty to watch every aircraft within view take off and land.

A man can criticize a pilot for flying into a mountainside in fog, but I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed. What sort of man would live where there is no daring? Is life itself so dear that we should blame one for dying in adventure? Is there a better way to die?
- Charles A. Lindbergh

The most plausible scientific theory is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline baggage.

An old pilot is one who can remember when flying was dangerous and sex was safe.

Airlines have really changed, now a flight attendant can get a pilot pregnant.

Real planes use only a single stick to fly.
This is why bulldozers & helicopters -- in that order -- need two.'

There are only three things a copilot should ever say:

1. Nice landing, Sir.
2. I'll buy the first round.
3. I'll take the ugly one!

There are only three things a wingman should ever say:

1. Two is up.
2. Lead you are on fire.
3. I'll take the fat chick.

As a pilot, only two bad things can happen to you and one of them will.

a. One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight.

b. One day you will walk out to the aircraft not knowing that it is your last flight.

There are Rules and there are Laws. The Rules are made by men who think that they know how to fly your airplane better than you.

Laws (of Physics) are made by the Great One. You can, and sometimes should, suspend the Rules but you can never suspend the Laws.

About Rules:

1. The rules are a good place to hide if you don't have a better idea and the talent to execute it.

2. If you deviate from a rule, it must be a flawless performance.
(e.g., If you fly under a bridge, don't hit the bridge).

Ever notice that the only experts who decree that the age of the pilot is over are people who have never flown anything?

He who demands everything that his aircraft can give him is a pilot; he that demands one iota more is a fool.

A good pilot may sometimes be disappointed in his aircraft ... a good pilot will never be surprised by his aircraft.

Flying is a great way of life for men who want to feel like boys, but not for those who still are.

Flying is a hard way to earn an easy living.

Forget all that stuff about lift, gravity, thrust and drag. An airplane flies because of money. If God had meant man to fly, He'd have given him more money.

I've flown in both pilot seats; can someone tell me why the other one is always occupied by an idiot?

And, finally .....

Son, you're going to have to make up your mind about growing up and becoming a pilot. You can't do both.

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02-02-2010 05:45 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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A man can criticize a pilot for flying into a mountainside in fog, but I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed.
Id rather go with a smile...in bed. Poor old Charles L.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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