airline pilots words of wisdom

rk772

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Never let an aircraft take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five minutes earlier.
 

jball2

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1. You can always learn something from everyone you fly with. Although some people are good at teaching you what NOT to do.



2. If you are good, people know about it. If you suck, people know about it.


3. HAVE FUN!!!!!
 

EagleRJ

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-The only time the Captain preflights is when he's on television.

-Never take investment advice from an airline pilot.
 

jetdriven

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""1. You can always learn something from everyone you fly with. Although some people are good at teaching you what NOT to do.
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yeah like 240 knots on a 1/2 mile left base in the mighty beech 1900
 

DairyAir

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The pilots life is founded on three things, sex, seniority, and salary in that order.
Dr. Ludwig Lederer, Corp. Physician at American Airlines

Never fly the "A" model of anything.

Hell, which as every frequent traveler knows is concourse "D" at O'Hare.
Dave Barry, there is no concourse "D" at O'hare

The airport runway is the most important mainstreet of any town.
Norm Crabtree, Dir of Aviation State of IL.

There is no more alluring airspace in the world than the slit up a China girls dress.
Ernest K. Ghan

The vilest enemy of the morale of aeronautics is the scab.
David Behnecke, founder of ALPA
 

Sppedmode

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-Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you

-The only time an aircraft has too much fuel on board is when it is on fire

-If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible

-It only takes two things to fly:--- airspeed and money

-When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten

-Instrument flying is when your mind gets a grip on the fact that there is vision beyond sight

-To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home

-The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement...The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life to experience all three at the same time!
 

aero99

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If you have an engine failure in a twin....start the other engine.
 

Counselair

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When Landing: "Never run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas all at the same time"
 

Boeingman

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The four most useless things in aviation:

Fuel you could of put on.

Altitude above you.

Runway behind you.

A flight attendant with a chipped tooth.
 

T1bubba

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If you want to become wealthy, keep your first wife and your first house.
 

CL60

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1. Never run out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas simultaneously.

2. It is better to be lucky... and good.

3. "Flying the -1A is great. You get to be the first to operate a vehicle with thousands of non-redundant supercritical parts that were installed by the lowest bidder."

4. If you crash, at least you'll be the first to arrive at the scene.
 

rk772

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If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull
the stick back, they get smaller. That is, unless you keep pulling
the stick all the way back, then they get bigger again

The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.

When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky

You know you've landed with the wheels up if it takes full power to taxi to the ramp.

The probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.

Reliable sources report that mountains have been known to hide out in clouds.

There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose.

Keep looking around. There's always something you've missed.
 

ShawnC

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The best part of a multi-engine aircraft is if one fails the other will surely take you to the scene of the accident.
 

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1. Always treat the plane like a woman.....be smooth and easy, with finesse and care.


2. Always treat the plane like a woman......be firm, make it do what you want it to do, tell it where to go.
 

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In flying I have learned that carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.
— Wilbur Wright in a letter to his father, September 1900.


What is the cause of most aviation accidents?:
Usually it is because someone does too much too soon, followed very quickly by too little too late.
— Steve Wilson, NTSB investigator, Oshkosh, WI , August, 1996


There is no problem so complex that it cannot simply be blamed on the pilot.
— Dr Earl Weiner


If the pilot survives the accident, you'll never find out what really happened.
— Doug Jeanes

Mix ignorance with arrogance at low altitude and the results are almost guaranteed to be spectacular.
— Bruce Landsberg, Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation

Learning should be fun. If you don't have fun in aviation then you don't learn, and when learning stops, you die.
— Pete Campbell, FAA

A 10 cent fuse will protect itself by destroying the $2,000 radio to which it is attached.
— Robert Livingston, 'Flying The Aeronca'

A little mountain will kill you just as dead as a big one if you fly into it.
— Stephen Coonts
 

Nicole

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Don't be a jerk to your wife/girlfriend/significant other and take out your frustrations on her. She doesn't deserve to put up with that crap along with all the rest of it.
 

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Go to OPRAH, go to OPRAH!

Whoops...sorry 'bout that. Had a flashback to my stint on Jerry Springer...
 

Nicole

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You won't see me on Oprah whining that I no longer get to live in my 29 bedroom house. I'm just saying y'all should be grateful if you have a good woman at home who supports your career. Notice I said GOOD WOMAN; there's a big difference between a money grabbing woman and a GOOD WOMAN who stands by her man regardless of the $$$ he's bringing in.
 
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