Rules About Flying

* 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.

* It's better to be down here wishing you were up there, than up there
  wishing you were down here.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 minutes

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

* Those who hoot with the owls by night should not fly with the eagles by day.

* 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 random
  in motion.  Helicopters can't really fly -  they're just so ugly that the
  earth immediately repels them.

* Young man, was that a landing or were we shot down?

* Learn from the mistakes of others.  You won't live long enough to make all
  of them yourself.

* Trust your captain .... but keep your seat belt securely fastened.

* Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.

* Aviation is not so much a profession as it is a disease.

* 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.

* Be nice to your first officer, he may be your captain at your next

* It's easy to make a small fortune in aviation.  You start with a large

* A fool and his money are soon flying more airplane than he can handle.

* Remember, you're always a student in an airplane.

* Keep looking around; there's always something you've missed.

* Try to keep the number of your landings equal to the number of your

* You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.

* There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old,
  bold, pilots!

* Gravity never loses -- the best you can hope for is a draw!

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