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  1. Oct 1, 2019 #41

    Daleandee

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    In the same ballpark is the astute observation:

    "If at first you don't succeed ... skydiving is not for you!"

    Dale
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    Back when my kiddo was very small,one of the guys at the airport had a shirt made up for him that said :

    My daddy flies the "TraumaHawk",so you p*ssies dont have to !

    Around the word Traumahawk was a picture of a metalized hawk with the red medical cross on it.
    And around the word p*ssies were a few kittens.

    Turned out to be his favorite d*mn shirt and he wanted to wear it all the time.
    Thankfully he was too young to understand it and quickly outgrew it.
    Anyone that was into aviation would laugh their *sses off when they saw the shirt.

    Yeah,yeah.......father of the year award goes to.........
    Lol

    Kevin
     
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    “Helicopters: 100,000 parts vibrating around an oil leak until metal fatigue sets in”
     
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    PS: I have thousands of quotes like these...

    Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you. - Richard Herman Jr., 'Firebreak'

    3-Hells of aviation: High, Hot and Humid. - unk

    Every cloud has a granite lining.

    An aircraft is a collection of spare parts flying in close formation.

    "Never stop flying until that last nut and bolt has stopped moving"

    Like I told Orville and I told Wilbur, it’ll never get off the ground.

    There are old pilots and bold pilots… but no old-bold pilots.

    Airplanes are designed by PhDs, flown by college graduates and maintained by high-school graduates.

    There are two types of aircraft: Fighters and Targets.” - Fighter pilot motto

    Famous last words: “watch this” “I’ve got it” “No sweat” “Oh ****”

    No Guts, No Glory!

    Q: How to make a small fortune in aviation? A: Start with a large one.

    New FAA motto: We're not happy, till you're not happy.
     
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    And don’t forget, “The aircraft design that wins the contract is 100,000 parts critical to your survival, put together by the LOWEST BIDDER”
     
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    bmjc… FYI... https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/06/27/lowest-bidder/

    Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect. - Captain A. G. Lamplugh

    There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime. --Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970.

    A mile of highway will take you a mile, a mile of runway will take you anywhere. ~Steve, Blogger from Ohio

    Civis Aerius Sum ~ "[I am] a citizen of the Air" --Steve Link
     
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    Actually, I believe that was Gil Robb Wilson.

    Another one thatd I think I actually found here "True zen is not to be found at the flight levels...."

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    My favorite two from aircraft cert work:

    "In God we trust, all others bring data"

    "A test is worth a thousand expert opinions"
     
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    QUOTE="Rockiedog2, post: 494646, member: 22422"]Oh s**t[/QUOTE]

    Oh s**t, heard that on one of the accident recordings at one of my accident investigation classes at FAA. A 727 tried to land on too short a strip. Shortly after that comment there was all kind of crashing noise. He ran off the end of the runway.
     
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    The thread is 'best quotes', not most common. ;)
     
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    Student pilot calls ATC asking for assistance. ATC asks if he is lost.

    "I'm just not certain of my whereabouts" he told them.

    "What was your last known position" ATC asked the student.

    "Number one for take-off" was his reply.
     
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    My building quote is "I do it nice because I do it twice":)
     
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    Measure twice cut once.
    Measure thrice cut twice?
    Eff it that's close enough.
     
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    wanttaja…

    I would appreciate it if You could point-out clear lineage to GRW for the quote... "A mile of highway will take you a mile, [but] a mile of runway will take you anywhere."

    NOTE. I read this quote in a blog. When I see/hear something like this I attribute it to whoever 1st stated it... then try to find the 'real source' for the quote. However, generally speaking, attribution for this Quote seems to be 'unknown'.

    My dad left me GRW's book of aviation poems "The Airman's World". Dad admired him a lot... and would occasionally point out one of GRW's poems when his own words failed him.

    "How do you know if there is a fighter pilot at your party? Don’t worry, They’ll tell you." --unknown
     
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    I've cut it twice and it's still too short!
     
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    In my military and commercial experience, "oh s**t" covered it all; from a dropped ball point to just before impact. Never spoken with emotion, quiet and flat. Unlike the ridiculous Smithsonian channel Air Disaster reenactments that show the crew screaming and wild eyed like a teen age girl. Those guys got weeded out long before.
    The old J57 on the B52G would occasionally clear his throat and compressor stall a few times, impressive especially at night at climb power.
    Whole plane would shake and shudder and fire shoot out the intake about a hundred feet and a muffled BOOM BOOM BOOM! The usual comment on the icom from the front enders was a calm "oh s**t" to which the navs in the hole down below would immediately come up with "PILOT, WHAT'S GOIN ON??!!" spoken with alarm and urgency. Silence. "PILOT WTH IS GOIN ON??!!" More silence. Big grins up front.
    Ours were skittish as hell. Great fun.
    LOL
     
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    Coolest pilot that I every flew with was the owner and operator of the skydiving club in the next door hanger for almost 20 years. John was an old crop duster pilot. Flew all of his working life. If I was in an airplane and the wings just fell off, I would want John in the left seat. If there was a way to fly a lead manhole cover John would find it. The only time that I seen him move a little faster than slow motion was when I was in the right seat of the B-18 and he switched to two empty fuel tanks on base and both engines quit.
     
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    That’s GOOD Pops!
     
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    That wasn't even an oh S**T event for John. John retired a few years ago and now about 83 years old. Had a lot of fun flying with him. Good memories.

    Could tell a lot of stories about John but better not , someone might be listening :)
     
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    He said it Pops
    Just real quiet
    It’s required
     
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