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  1. Sep 19, 2019 #1

    bmcj

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    As soon as I heard this in a video, I knew I had to create a quote thread here on HBA. In the video, a pilot said,

    “I used to be a well respected member of the aviation community, and then I started flying a Cirrus and that changed.”
     
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    I will have to paraphrase, but there is a line in the movie, “The Great Waldo Pepper” where a child says, “Gee, Mr. Pepper, you must be the best pilot in the whole world!”

    Pepper replies, “No, not really.” Then, becoming very serious, adds “I’m the second best”.


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    "Were it not for the noise, relentless hurricane-force wind sometimes mixed with bullets of rain in the face, occasional bug in the mouth, near impossibility of communication, danger of hypothermia, unshielded exposure to the sun's deadly gamma rays, nonexistent baggage space, low-pressure airflow over the cockpits that can suck out cigarettes and charts, dismal forward visibility and its otherwise shameless impracticality, an open-cockpit biplane might just be the most ideal aircraft ever conceived -- surely, the most wondrous of all man's wondrous machines."
     
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    "We only got to keep it up until we get there dear" Rather a biplane or a mono nothing like the sound and feel of that open cockpit Dana;)
     
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    "It was a good idea, it just didn't work!"
     
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    "This won't end well!"
    ~My at the time 8yr old son to his mother, with a grin on his face before proceeding to bloody himself in the gravel over an ill conceived bicycle jump in the driveway only an 8yr old could make.
     
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    Flying a nosewheel airplane is like having sex with your sister... it feels good, until someone you know sees you doing it.
     
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    "Rule books are paper. They will not cushion a sudden meeting of stone and metal."
    - Earnest K. Gann

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    “When flying, it is best to avoid the edges of the atmosphere.”
     
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    “We have a perfect record in aviation; we have never yet left anyone up there.”
     
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    If we fly straight and level, why don't we fly off of the face of earth?
     
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    "Hold my beer and watch this."- Several folks in my research database
     
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    Seen on Tee shirts at Oshkosh, “If you don’t fly a taildragger, you aren’t a real pilot.”

    Seen the following year, “If you don’t fly a Pitts, you aren’t s#%t.”


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    Try, not make!
    Been there, got the scars...
     
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    Sorry it was kind of ambiguous, I meant 'make' as in the engineering and construction of the jump, which was then attempted.
     
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    We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
     
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    "Are we going for the edge of the envelope, Brain?"

    "No, Pinky, but we might reach the sticky bits."

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    When flying with a non-pilot friend for the first time, "Hey, hold on to this steering wheel for a minute. . . i'll be right back."
     
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    Or on final look over at them, smile and confess, "This is the only part I really suck at!"
     
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