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rotorcraft dont actually fly , they are just so ugly the earth repels them.

 

if the plane should should fall out the sky just lean over and kiss your a$$ good bye ( Air Force passenger briefing)

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Note quite aviation, but aerospace:

 

JFK:

"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

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I like the Memphis Belle line "Okay, boys, we've done our job for Uncle Sam. Now we're flying for ourselves."

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Erik,

The only thing missing is the thick Hyannis accent!

My daughter has that line memorized. Must be her favorite as well.

Best regards,

-a-

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Rebooted thread: I love it!

"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."

- Chuck Yeager

How awesome is that!

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Saw the Raptor...Very Cool. The weapon's bay's cycling was highlight. Have not seen the Lightning II strut. Harrier is still my number one "holy crap awesome" aviation I witnessed that moment. Seen the demo a few times...never gets old, even though the airframe/tech is. When it goes from static/hover full thrust to landing and idle...the noise/power transition to a low whrrrr is just....AWESOME to see/hear/feel.

If you like the harrier, you'll love the osprey... All that metal moving around, hovering, then the transition to forward flight: very impressive.

The F-35B is similar to the harrier in look when it's landing, but LOUDER.

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Erik,

The only thing missing is the thick Hyannis accent!

My daughter has that line memorized. Must be her favorite as well.

Best regards,

-a-

 

I do LOVE that quote.  Love it.  And when I read it - that Hyannis accent rings in my ears too.

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I was at a local airshow, a lady was looking at the county's sheriff chopper, she asked what is this while pointing at the pitot tube. I explained the tube and its function.

She asked if I flew the chopper.

 

"No madam, I fly fixed wing aircraft, fixed. What is the opposite of fixed? BROKEN! Which is what you see before you. This is WAY too many moving parts flying in formation!"

 

The whole time I could see the chopper pilot grinning and poking his buddy while listening in on our conversation.

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Things you say to the new airport kid:

 

Go fetch me 20 feet of flight line

 

Bring me a bucket of prop wash

 

(Hmmm...,did I just say "airport kid"?  now I am showing my age)

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I was at a local airshow, a lady was looking at the county's sheriff chopper, she asked what is this while pointing at the pitot tube. I explained the tube and its function.

She asked if I flew the chopper.

 

"No madam, I fly fixed wing aircraft, fixed. What is the opposite of fixed? BROKEN! Which is what you see before you. This is WAY too many moving parts flying in formation!"

 

The whole time I could see the chopper pilot grinning and poking his buddy while listening in on our conversation.

 

Military definition of a chopper, "A mass of fatigued metal, rotating around an oil leak."

 

Favorite aviation quote, "Oh shit!"

 

bumper

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1) A mile of highway can get me a mile down the road, but give me a mile of runway and I can travel the world. (unsure)

 

2) There is such a thing as an emergency landing, but there is no such thing as an emergency take-off! (John King)

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Mooney's are big enough for "one ass and one gallon of gas"

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By my old instructor Jaime Pujol -

 

1). "It ain't over till the prop stops and the wheels chocked".

 

2). For wind direction when landing - "The nose always knows"

 

Al

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The FAA... We're not happy until you're not happy !

Hello, I am from the FAA. I am here to help.

 

Or, "We've upped our standards . . . now up yours!"

 

bumper . . .  "We're all here because we're not all there."

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As a pilot, only two bad things can happen to you, and one of them will:
a. One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that this is your last flight.
b. One day you will walk out to the aircraft not knowing that it is your last flight.

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