Thursday, May 18, 2006

Some Plane Stuff


"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." ~ Leonardo da Vinci
Military Cliché’s

There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, BUT THERE ARE NO OLD, BOLD PILOTS. -- Harry J. Task, Maj. USAF (ret.)

When you are out of airspeed, altitude and ideas . . . EJECT! EJECT! EJECT!

Takeoffs are optional, landings are mandatory. -- James McLaughlin

Always remember: the aircraft you are flying is most probably built by the lowest bidder.

"It's the most exciting thing you have ever done with your pants on!" -- Flight of the Intruder, Stephen Coonts

"The nicest VFR is just as dangerous as the worst IFR."

There are four ways to fly: the right way, the wrong way, the company way and the captain's way. Only one counts.

Flying is like sex - I've never had all I wanted but occasionally I've had all I could stand. -- Stephen Coonts in Cannibal Queen

Pilot Cliché’s

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.

Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills.

Rule one: No matter what else happens, fly the airplane.

Flying is hours of boredom, punctuated by moments of stark terror.

It's better to be down here wishing you were up there, than up there wishing you were down here.

An airplane will probably fly a little bit over gross but it sure won't fly without fuel.

Believe your instruments.

Think ahead of your airplane.

I'd rather be lucky than good.

The propeller is just a big fan in the front of the plane to keep the pilot cool. Want proof? Make it stop; then watch the pilot break out into a sweat.

Without fuel, pilots become pedestrians.

Regards engine power: Lots is good, more is better, and too much is just enough.

If you're ever faced with a forced landing at night, turn on the landing lights to see the landing area. If you don't like what you see, turn 'em back off.

A check ride ought to be like a skirt, short enough to be interesting but still be long enough to cover everything.

Standard checklist philosophy requires that pilots read to each other the actions they perform every flight, and recite from memory those they need every three years.

Experience is the knowledge that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Speed is life, altitude is life insurance.

No one has ever collided with the sky.

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.

Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man.... Landing is the first!

Passenger Cliché

Passengers prefer old captains and young stewardesses.

2 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

I haven't read those before and enjoyed reading them. Are you a pilot?

Enjoy your day!

May 18, 2006 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one of those that perfers my feet firmly planted on the ground. :-)

May 19, 2006 9:13 AM  

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