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Old Jul 17, 2003, 03:01 AM
Bill Archibald
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Flying witticisms

Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
flying. Invariably the list will include things similar to:

"tis better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, than flying
and wishing you were on the ground"

"A good landing is one you walk away from"

"You can never have too much height"

Most oft heard last words, "Watch this"


etc etc etc

Does any one have this list they could post. I like it for a trike
pilot friend of mine in Atlanta.

thx

-Bill
Old Jul 17, 2003, 03:02 AM
Alan Harriman
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Re: Flying witticisms

On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:05:05 GMT, Bill Archibald <nospam@myISP.com> wrote:

When flying a low inverted pass, allow enough room for rotation.
(Don't ask)

Alan Harriman


>Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
>flying. Invariably the list will include things similar to:
>
>"tis better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, than flying
>and wishing you were on the ground"
>
>"A good landing is one you walk away from"
>
>"You can never have too much height"
>
>Most oft heard last words, "Watch this"
>
>
>etc etc etc
>
>Does any one have this list they could post. I like it for a trike
>pilot friend of mine in Atlanta.
>
>thx
>
>-Bill


Old Jul 18, 2003, 03:00 AM
Charles Wahl
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Re: Flying witticisms

In article <e+8VPxHEbgrZHDlpNLWWEyPmZA+=@4ax.com>, Bill Archibald
<nospam@myISP.com> wrote:

> Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
> flying.


I have a file, probably saved from this NG, but it's long and I'm not
going to post it all over the world. If you email me and indicate a valid
address, I'll be happy to send it to you.
--
Charles Wahl <cfwahl@earthlink.net>
Old Jul 18, 2003, 03:01 AM
Joe Parsons
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Re: Flying witticisms

On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 13:59:33 -0400, "Martin X. Moleski, SJ"
<moleski@canisius.edu> wrote:

>On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:05:05 GMT, Bill Archibald <nospam@myISP.com>
>wrote:
>
>>Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
>>flying. Invariably the list will include things similar to: ...

>
>This list turned up in rec.aviation.piloting today:
>
>I hadn't seen many of these before.
>
>
>
>Bob
>
>_________________________________________________ ____
>
>From an old carrier pilot:
>
>
>Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than there
>are
>submarines in the sky.


Uh oh...now you've started something!

(From a Navy pilot) To an Air Force pilot, "close formation" is two aircraft
flying the same heading on the same day.

(Found written on the wall of a portable toilet at a glider port in Fremont, CA)
Pilots with short stacks or low manifold pressure: please taxi up close and
hold; next pilot may not be equipped for water operations.

(Cartoon of two pilots approaching the middle of a runway, at 90 degrees to the
centerline) "Wow--short runway; but look how WIDE it is!"

Common cause of aviation accidents: Running out of altitude, airspeed and ideas.

Joe Parsons

Old Jul 18, 2003, 03:01 AM
Joe D.
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Re: Flying witticisms

Yeah, NOBODY wants that!!!


> and I'm not going to post it all over the world.



Old Jul 18, 2003, 03:01 AM
D. Anderson
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Re: Flying witticisms

On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:05:05 GMT, Bill Archibald <nospam@myISP.com>
wrote:

>Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
>flying. Invariably the list will include things similar to:



A good landing is one in which you only have to bend over once to pick
up your aircraft.

Explaining the lift vector: At 90 degrees of bank you are falling like
a rock. Over 90 degrees and you get there BEFORE the rock. (courtesy
of my CFI)




Old Jul 18, 2003, 03:01 AM
K day
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Re: Flying witticisms

After having made a very nice landing , but , clear at the other end
of the runway , I handed a friend my radio and trudged off griping
about the long walk. He looked at me and said:

"Grasshopper , is better to walk far and pick up airplane than to walk
short distance and pick up pieces"

Ken Day
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:05:05 GMT, Bill Archibald <nospam@myISP.com>
wrote:

>Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
>flying. Invariably the list will include things similar to:
>
>"tis better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, than flying
>and wishing you were on the ground"
>
>"A good landing is one you walk away from"
>
>"You can never have too much height"
>
>Most oft heard last words, "Watch this"
>
>
>etc etc etc
>
>Does any one have this list they could post. I like it for a trike
>pilot friend of mine in Atlanta.
>
>thx
>
>-Bill


Old Jul 19, 2003, 03:00 AM
jim breeeyar
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Re: Flying witticisms

You can enjoy the free fruits of the wind, but ignore the laws and you pay.
JJB

Alan Harriman wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:05:05 GMT, Bill Archibald <nospam@myISP.com> wrote:
>
> When flying a low inverted pass, allow enough room for rotation.
> (Don't ask)
>
> Alan Harriman
>
>
>
>>Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
>>flying. Invariably the list will include things similar to:
>>
>>"tis better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, than flying
>>and wishing you were on the ground"
>>
>>"A good landing is one you walk away from"
>>
>>"You can never have too much height"
>>
>>Most oft heard last words, "Watch this"
>>
>>
>>etc etc etc
>>
>>Does any one have this list they could post. I like it for a trike
>>pilot friend of mine in Atlanta.
>>
>>thx
>>
>>-Bill

>
>


Old Jul 19, 2003, 03:01 AM
K day
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Re: Flying witticisms

"Where are we ? I'm the Naviguesser.. ( navigator) and I have a right
know"

Ken Day
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:05:05 GMT, Bill Archibald <nospam@myISP.com>
wrote:

>Every once and awhile, someone will post a list of truisms about
>flying. Invariably the list will include things similar to:
>
>"tis better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, than flying
>and wishing you were on the ground"
>
>"A good landing is one you walk away from"
>
>"You can never have too much height"
>
>Most oft heard last words, "Watch this"
>
>
>etc etc etc
>
>Does any one have this list they could post. I like it for a trike
>pilot friend of mine in Atlanta.
>
>thx
>
>-Bill


Old Jul 20, 2003, 03:00 AM
M-M
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Re: Flying witticisms

"Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the
first."

"It's better to break ground and head into the wind, than to break wind
and head into the ground"

"It is better to walk a long way to pick up an airplane than to walk a
short distance to pick up the pieces"

"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris."
-- Orville Wright.

A notice on the instrument panel of an old aeroplane: "There are bold
pilots & there are old pilots. There are no, old bold pilots"
Old Jul 20, 2003, 03:00 AM
philip-rawson
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Re: Flying witticisms

Flying aerobatics close to the ground is the same as 3 mistakes high, only
you do it with a faster heartrate.

--
Philip Rawson

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