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  1. Sep 20, 2019 #21

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    Which is on building one.
     
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    "Don't practice until you get it right ... practice until you don't get it wrong."

    Dale
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    My favorite from up there is the one that is covered in fake oil spots and it says "Why, yes, my plane does have a radial engine. How did you know that?"
     
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    "There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing: Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
     
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    I like what William Wynne had printed on his tee-shirts:

    "My ex wanted me to quit flying."

    That prompted us to make tee-shirts for our fly-in that read:

    "She said it was me or the airplane ... clear the prop!"

    Dale
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    "Smile son, never disconcert the masses"
    Axel Olsson

    "In the air, I was Ernst Kessler, and no one could touch me. On the ground...?"
    Ernst Kessler

    "Well, as long as he's up there...!"
    Newton Potts
     
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    Good one Daleandee
     
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    “Some of our freighter companies are asking us for [single pilot airliners]. We are quite confident, technologically, that the toolkit is filled. With respect to commercial airplanes, there is no doubt in our minds that we can solve the problem of autonomous flight.” — John Tracy, Chief Technology Officer, Boeing.

    “Never fly the A model of anything.” — Edward Thompson, World War II Pilot

    There's a few more jems in here... https://www.skygod.com/quotes/
     
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    I'll run my hand gently over the wing of a small airplane and say to him, "This plane can teach you more things and give you more gifts than I ever could. It won't get you a better job, a faster car, or a bigger house. But if you treat it with respect and keep your eyes open, it may remind you of some things you used to know – that life is in the moment, joy matters more than money, the world is a beautiful place, and that dreams really, truly are possible." And then, because airplanes speak in a language beyond words, I'll take him up in the evening summer sky and let the airplane show him what I mean.
    - Lane Wallace

    I've never known an industry that can get into people's blood the way aviation does.
    - Robert Six

    Any young boy can nowadays explain human flight — mechanistically: " . . . and to climb you shove the throttle all the way forward and pull back just a little on the stick. . . . " One might as well explain music by saying that the further over to the right you hit the piano the higher it will sound. The makings of a flight are not in the levers, wheels, and pedals but in the nervous system of the pilot: physical sensations, bits of textbook, deep-rooted instincts, burnt-child memories of trouble aloft, hangar talk.
    -Wolfgang Langewiesche
     
  10. Sep 29, 2019 #30

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    I haven't been to Osh yet. But, judging by some of the T-shirt comments, perhaps I need:
    "It doesn't matter what you fly, my 'plane is better!"
     
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    Passenger....."why do you call that thing out front a fan?"

    Me....." Watch how fast I sweat if it stops"
     
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    Helicopters don't actually fly - they're so ugly the ground repels them.
     
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    Slightly off topic quote that is somewhat similar - seen in the final report of a 10 year study of scuba diving accidents - "100% of the divers that failed to surface died"
     
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    :)
     
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    A navy pilot in United airlines new hire school to his flight instructor while on short final for his first landing in a jet transport (stretch DC8).

    "Watch me close now. I have never flaired before. "

    Or dedicated to BJC:

    Interviewer to the older gray haired pilot. "What was your most stressful moment in aviation?"
    Pilot: "Watching my only son's first solo in my only Pitts."
     
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    Navy pilot quote.........
    Flare to land,Squat to pee !!!

    Kevin
     
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    I think it was in the movie High Road To China where Tom Selleck says......
    "I'm never lost,I just dont know where I'm at sometimes ".

    Kevin
     
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    Mel Gibson in Air America......"Dont worry,I crash better than anyone I know".

    Kevin
     
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    Saw a T shirt at Oshkosh,
    Friends don't let friends fly kit planes.
     
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    Oh s**t
     
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