Aviation Sayings 1

Takeoff's are optional. Landings are mandatory.

Explaining the use of the controls to a student: "If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger, if you pull the stick back they get smaller. (Unless you pull the stick too far back, then they get bigger again very quickly)"

Flying isn't dangerous; crashing is dangerous!

The propeller is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool. The proof? Make it stop, and watch the pilot break out in a sweat.

Speed is life, altitude is life insurance.

No one ever collided with the sky.

The trick to flying is to throw yourself at the ground, and miss!

It's generally a good idea to keep the pointy end going forwards as much as possible.

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

Every one knows the definition of a 'good' landing is one you can walk away from. But a 'great' landing is one where you can use the airplane again afterwards.

The probability of survival is equal to the angle of arrival.

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi clear of the runway.

Helicopters don't really fly - they're so ugly that the earth repels them.

There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

A fool and his money are soon flying more airplane than he can handle.

Gravity never loses -- the best you can hope for is a draw!

Hangar fliers go higher, farther, and faster, every time they re-tell the story!


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