February 11, 2004

Flying Quotes

Lots of quotes recently....here are some choice airplane, flying, and related quotes:

"Though: I Fly Through the Valley of Death . I Shall Fear No Evil , For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."
- sign over the entrance to the SR-71 operating location Kadena, Japan.

"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."
- Anonymous Military Flight Instructor.

"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you."
- Max Stanley, Northrop test pilot.

"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum."
- Jon McBride, NASA 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.

"If an airplane is still in one piece, don't cheat on it; ride the bastard down."
- Ernest K. Gann, author & aviator.

"There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky."
- Anonymous Navy Carrier Sailor.

"The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time."
- Author unknown, but someone who's been there.

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