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REFLECTOR: Aviation journal

A friend sent this understands me all too well.

> Takeoff's are optional.  Landings are mandatory.
>  If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger, if you pull the stick
>  back they get smaller.  Unless you keep pulling the stick back--then they
>  get bigger again.
>  Flying is not dangerous; crashing is dangerous.
>  The propeller is just a big fan in the front of the plane to keep the pilot
>  cool.  Want proof?  Make it stop; then watch the pilot break out into a
>  sweat.
>  The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
>  Every one already knows the definition of a 'good' landing is one from 
>  you can walk away.  But very few know the definition of a 'great landing.'
>  It's one after which you can use the airplane another time.
>  The probability of survival is equal to the angle of arrival.
>  A helicopter is a collection of rotating parts going round and round and
>  reciprocating parts going up and down -- all of them trying to become 
>  in motion.  Helicopters can't really fly -- they're just so ugly that the
>  earth immediately repels them.
>  Learn from the mistakes of others.  You won't live long enough to make all
>  of them yourself.
>  There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing:  Unfortunately,
>  no one knows what they are.
>  The only thing worse than a captain who never flew as copilot is a copilot
>  who once was a captain.
>  It's easy to make a small fortune in aviation.  You start with a large
>  fortune.
>  A male pilot is a confused soul who talks about women when he's flying, and
>  about flying when he's with a woman.
>  Try to keep the number of your landings equal to the number of your 
>  Asking what a pilot thinks about the FAA is like asking a fire hydrant what
>  it thinks about dogs.