The controls are jammed or something really important has fallen off the plane, and these guys are talking like magpies; their lives are flashing past their eyes, and they’re flailing around in the cockpit. It just doesn’t happen. ✈ Always keep an ‘out’ in your hip pocket. ✈ Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there! So fly through the sky.”, “Stephen Paddock had a pilot's license and flew small airplanes in the past. ✈ A helicopter is a collection of rotating parts going round and round and reciprocating parts going up and down – all of them trying to become random in motion. ✈ Did I ever tell you about a nasty habit that flight attendants pick up on the job? You could smell them because of the oil they were burning. Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s a reason to life! ✈ If you want to grow old as a pilot, you’ve got to know when to push it, and when to back off. I mean, look at the movies about test pilots or fighter pilots who face imminent death. » Attributed to Max Stanley, ✈ In the Alaska bush I’d rather have a two hour bladder and three hours of gas than vice versa. 3. But that slim young man over there in uniform, with the enormous watch on his wrist and the withdrawn look on his face, that young officer who is so shy that he can’t even open his mouth unless the subject is flying— that young pilot— well, my friends, his ego is even bigger!— so big, it’s breathtaking!”, The Maleficent Seven: From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant, Secret Weapons: How Two Sisters Were Brainwashed To Kill For Their Country, Makers of America: A Personal Family History. In memorial for fallen pilots or a deceased dignitary of a nation’s air force, the missing man formation is flown to honor those brave men and women who take to the skies. You don’t have time to talk. The name along intrigued me to take a look-sy. In 2017 he committed the worst mass shooting in modern USA history, killing many and wounding hundreds.”, “Planes will never have the final, perfect model because their idea is all about the infinity.”, “It is not surprising that two of the most notorious modern mass murderers in the USA and Europe were both high altitude pilots.”, “Without the pilot, there is no flying from one place to another.”, “The world was used to enormous egos in artists, actors, entertainers of all sorts, in politicians, sports figures, and even journalists, because they had such familiar and convenient ways to show them off. If you think you could never make a mistake, you are REALLY in the wrong business. It’s just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. It all hung together. The Earth down there, that, that—s your enemy because once you hit that, boy, you splatter. We can be free! Click here to learn more. You’ll Save with our Trimble, 37 Seafaring, Sailor, Maritime, and Ship Quotes, ✈ Pilots are a rare kind of human. ✈ Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. ✈ The only thing worse than a captain who never flew as copilot is a copilot who once was a captain. “I have seen the curvature of the earth. It remains an enduring point of contact with them, a place where you can go and talk to them. Whether you’re thinking of downsizing or expanding, we have wonderful office rentals at a great location at Danbury Airport, close to I-84 and Rt-7. No one can realize how substantial the air is, until he feels its supporting power beneath him. “You are the pilot of your life. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the study of so vast a subject. Your job is to make decisions, to stay awake, and to know which buttons to push and when. » Kurt Wien, ✈ You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3. ✈ Helicopters are for the rich… or the enlisted. I’m not happy unless there’s some room between me and the ground.” » Richard Bach. really processed them out and was done with them. ✈ I pay those guys to fly, so let them fly. ✈ Flying isn’t dangerous. It is much more difficult to fly there. ✈ Progress in airline flying; now a flight attendant can get a pilot pregnant. to flying. ✈ The desire to reach for the sky runs deep in our human psyche.” » Cesar Pelli. ✈ Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror. Harburg. ✈ There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime. The therapist had learned from training and experience that when real integration occurs, it is permanent and the patient moves on.”, “Pilot nods with a small smile. ✈ You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. Every aviator knows that if mechanics are inaccurate, aircraft crash. Apparently, pilots are poets at heart. “The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. » Davis-Monthan. It is primarily a resultant of care and discipline. Not many pilots talk about it, but they think about it in the quiet dark of a night flight. The stories Cheryl told — even though it was upsetting to think people could do stuff like that — they were not disjointed They were not repetitive in terms of "I've heard this before". The runway behind you. I’ve just had perhaps more of an opportunity, more of an exposure, and been fortunate to survive a lot of situations that many other weren’t so lucky to make it. ✈ The pilot who teaches himself has a fool for a student. 3/7/2014 3/10/2014 3/11/2014 3/12/2014 3/13/2014 3/19/2014 3/20/2104 3/24/2014 3/25/2014 3/27/2014 3/31/2014 04/01/2014 4/4/2014 4/10/2014 4/11/2014 5/7/2014 5/9/2014 5/13/2014 5/21/2014 5/28/2014 6/10/2014 6/13/2014 6/18/2014 6/20/2014 6/26/2014 7/8/2014 7/14/2014 9/18/2014 9/24/2014 9/29/2014 9/30/2014 10/1/2014 10/17/2014 10/21/2014 10/22/2014 10/23/2014 10/31/2014 Happy Halloween! As we explore the unique ways we pay tribute to our armed forces with this memorial for fallen pilots as they give the ultimate sacrifice, remember that they gave up their American dream. This gives the pilot a sense of ownership for his or her jet. ✈ Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. The wing does not want so much to fly true as to tug at the hands that guide it; the ship would rather hunt the wind than lay her nose to the horizon far ahead. ✈ Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.” » Mignon McLaughlin. And why shouldn’t it be? . The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life to experience all three at the same time. You’re too damn busy trying to get out of the problem you’re in to talk or ricochet around the cockpit. ✈ I sometimes still go out hunting for bad weather, flying low in simple airplanes to explore the inner reaches of the clouds. » Will Durant. ✈ We have a perfect record in aviation: we never left one up there! It inspires confidence at once. Nearby airports are raising their prices on their already-expensive tie-down rentals. It’s not how close can you get to the ground, but how precise can you fly the airplane. But there are two higher qualities which he also must have. » Donald Douglas. . It’s really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Don’t do nuthin dumb! ✈ Airspeed, altitude, and brains. ✈ A pilot who doesn’t have any fear probably isn’t flying his plane to its maximum. Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than others. Be the first to rate this post. ✈ If you’re ever faced with a forced landing at night, turn on the landing lights to see the landing area. The crew members are there in case the ship needs to be moored during the canal transit, but this rarely happens.” » Rose George. During actual funerals smoke is never used. Published: 25 August 2017. ✈ The way I see it, you can either work for a living or you can fly airplanes. There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots. and Oh Crap. For in the history of human flight it is not yet so very late; and a man may still wonder once in a while and ask: how is it that I, poor earth-habitituated animal, can fly? ✈ I know there’s a lot of money in aviation because I put it there. ✈ If black boxes survive air crashes, why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?” » George Carlin. To kick off the New Year in positive style, we present you with a new compilation of inspirational quotes on aviation, aircraft and flying. It proclaims that fact enduringly. Nothing is more important than preparation. ✈ Aviation is not so much a profession as it is a disease. ✈ Try to stay in the middle of the air. It just doesn’t make any sense.” » David Letterman. “We don’t really have any kind of regulatory structure at all.” — President Barack Obama, concerning drone regulations. ✈ IFR: A method of flying by needle and ripcord. 1. ✈ My soul is in the sky.” » William Shakespeare. ✈ In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose. ✈ If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it’s probably a helicopter… and therefore, unsafe. ✈ I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. . » Jack Handey. Railroad safety, for instance, cannot be secured by mechanical devices alone.