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REFLECTOR: Aviation journal
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- Subject: REFLECTOR: Aviation journal
- From: DAlexan424@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 18:06:20 EDT
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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
> 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
> 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.