Aviation Quote Of The Day


#1

Here’s an aviation quote.
There will be one everyday, (About 6pm-ish Zulu time) unless someone tells me to stop.

Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines - Steven Wright


#2

I like this one more:

I love airports because funny things always happen at them. They’re giant complexes full of urgency, seriousness, and confusion. Where am I supposed to be? Which way do I go? And that’s just the staff.

Rhys Darby


#3

Or this one:

Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.


#4

Day no.2;
Numero dos;
The BIG 2:

Buttons … check. Dials … check. Switches … check. Little colored lights … check.

— The Bill Waterson comic character Calvin, of ‘Cavin and Hobbes.’ fame

Please do feel free to write one of your favorite quotes!


#5

Day no.3 :

Aircraft Maintenance log:
P = Problem (From pilot)
S = Solution (From ground technicians)
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
-Unknown


#6

It’s easy to make a small fortune in aviation. You start with a large fortune.

:grinning:


#7

No.4

There is an art … to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


#8

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air… .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr

Some background here http://www.skygod.com/quotes/highflight.html


#9

No quote yesterday due to minor problems with the internet.
So no.5 i guess?

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

— Mark Russell


#10

The only time an aircraft has too much fuel is when it’s on fire