Like the line in "Piece of Cake", when one of the pilots is told his plane hit a house and killed two parents and a baby: "Two and a half yoiks can't fly a Spitfire, can they....."..or as allegedly said by an Air Force pilot who had ejected from his jet and was told that his aircraft had hit a house, "F*** them for living on the ground!"
What I liked about that pic. It was not long ago she was on here spouting she needed funds to build an airplane. What she really needed was someone else's funds. For she has gold.Chopper girl, that bag of gold coins actually gave me a life. With that bag of gold coins I bought a house, raised a son and bought all kinds of stuff. I don't care if you think I sold out. I had a job for 38 years and paid for those seeking "free stuff" by paying staggering income taxes. Even though I traded my life for a bag of gold coins I kept my foot in the door in general aviation, the airline job was for a paycheck.
back in my other life I was required to attend frequent high brow social events. not fun. I tried to be invisible off in some corner but some lawyer or the like would always come over and ask "what do you do?" so he would then get to tell all about his latest big case or new condo on the beach or whatever...you know, the generic stuff non airplane people are so wrapped up in. My standard answer was "heavy equipment operator". That always got rid of em...
But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made—before it can be looted or mooched—made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can’t consume more than he has produced.Chopper girl, that bag of gold coins actually gave me a life. With that bag of gold coins I bought a house, raised a son and bought all kinds of stuff. I don't care if you think I sold out. I had a job for 38 years and paid for those seeking "free stuff" by paying staggering income taxes. Even though I traded my life for a bag of gold coins I kept my foot in the door in general aviation, the airline job was for a paycheck.
I once met an old old guy who had flown the F-104 in squadron service, and heard a couple of bone-chillers from him. I would have loved to have been there at OSH for the conversation between him, the "tailwheel" shirt guy, and the "Pitts" shirt guySeen on a Tee shirt at Oshkosh one year, long ago: "If you aren't a tailwheel pilot, you aren't a real pilot."
Seen the following year: "If you don't fly a Pitts, you aren't worth ****."
On William Wynne's site I found where he mentions Dan Weseman and one of his principles that I really liked:I flew with a guy who said he wouldn't fly anything that he had to bend over to preflight.
from here:Dan Weseman has a personal rule I find interesting. He will not fly a plane that can not out climb its glide slope.