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 and spin around.
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 which 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.
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.
It's better to be down here wishing you
were up there, than up there
wishing you were down here.
If God meant man to fly, He'd have given him more money.
Speed is life, altitude is life insurance. No one has ever collided with the sky.
It's best to keep the pointed end going forward as much as possible.
Always remember you fly an airplane with
your head, not your hands.
Never let an airplane take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five
You know you've landed with the wheels up when it takes full power to taxi.
Any pilot who relies on a terminal
forecast can be sold the Brooklyn
Bridge. If he relies on winds-aloft reports he can be sold Niagara Falls.
Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
A male pilot is a confused soul who
talks about women when he's flying,
and about flying when he's with a woman.