Oozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5879 times:
I found the following quote online:
Should my end come, while I am in flight, whether brightest day or darkest night, spare me your pity and shrug off your pain, secure in the knowledge that I'd do it again. For each of us is created to die, and within me I know, I was born to fly.
Pretty sentimental and cheesey. I was wondering what other quotes, lines, and sayings about flying are out there. Please post them whether it is really good or really bad. Thanks!
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5835 times:
I used to be terrified of flying, mainly takeoff. I had this constant fear that the plane would stall or something and we would crash. What helped me overcome this was something my dad told me:
"So what. If the plane's going to crash, there's nothing you can do, once they close the door, you're screwed."
Amazingly, it worked, whenever I feel afraid, I just tell myself, "You're screwed."
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30026 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5818 times:
Oh I have a couple.
Anytime you see one of my airplanes in the air it is overloaded....Linous Mac McGee....
He was chewing out the first CAA inspector in Alaska for citing him for three overloaded airplanes. He was in charge of Mcgee airways which today is known as Alaska Airlines.
One of these days that S.O.B. is going to make a bid on Tigers......Bob Prescott, Founder of Flying Tigers.
Said to his Director of Operations after yelling at Fred(Fred or Ted I forget) Smith the founder of Federal Express during the deregulation hearings. Smith was for, Precott against. Smith had just run across Bob in the hallway and told him how he was one of his personal heros....And Bob then chewed him out for being for deregulation
I thought I could make the runway, but I knew I could make the river......Capt. Hart.... Reeve Aleutian Airways.
I belive he is retired now but about 1982 he was flying a YS-11 into King Salmon when the fuel in both fuel pumps froze causing both engines to fail. He set down on the frozen Naknek River, which is next to the AKN airport. In fact you do your downwind over the river itself. This is what he said after I asked him about the incident 15 years later.
Make it look like the inside of a whorehouse.....Charles Whiskey Willis....CEO of Alaska Airlines
What he told the interior design team at Boeing he wanted the interior of their first 727 to look like, after he rejected their original ideas.
I used to think I was pretty good.....but lately I have started to wonder....unknown
I can't remember which famous bush pilot gets the credit for this but he put this down on a CAA accident reporting form where it asked him to describe his general abilities. He had had a couple of recent close calls before that.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Oozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5806 times:
I actually heard this while on hold on the SWA reservation number!
"From the cockpit Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out the right side of the aircraft you'll see blue. If you look out the left side of the aircraft you'll see blue. If you look out the front of the aircraft your in my seat and we're all in big trouble."
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5794 times:
A couple of quotes from Southwest flights:
"(TOO-OOT!) Ladies and gentlemen, we're arriving Las Vegas Union Station... Las Vegas, Las Vegas next, Las Vegas" -- pilot who apparently fancied himself a train conductor/engineer, ABQ-LAS
"Ladies and Gentlemen, we have arrived at our cruising altitude. You may now unfasten your seatbelts and move about the cabin. However, if you're staying put, I suggest you do fasten your seatbelts... just in case I decide to fly the plane upside down." -- pilot on return flight LAS-ABQ
Read in Reader's Digest:
"Ladies and gentlemen, In all the years we've been flying we've never had a passenger arrive at the gate before the plane. So please remain seated with your seatbelts fastened until we come to a complete stop and the pilot turns off the seatbelt sign."
"This plane will be cleaned before its next flight. Anyone who would like to help clean it, please stand up now." -- FA, trying to get pax to stay seated during taxying
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5787 times:
A few Southwest quotes from WN flight 1648 BWI-CLE, on July 28, 2000:
(*) [Said during boarding] "Ladies and gentlemen, if you're standing in the center aisle, please keep in mind that you're not picking out living room furniture--just a seat for about one hour."
(*) "In case you don't like the service today, our aircraft is equipped with six emergency exits..."
(*) "As always, this will be a non-smoking, non-crying, non-whining, non-complaining flight."
(*) If you're connecting to another airline here in Cleveland we don't care.
And my absolute favorite of all time:
(*) [Said during taxi from runway in CLE] "Ladies and gentlemen, if you enjoyed the service you received today, please feel free to drop a line to our boss. We'd sure appreciate it. Any complaints can be addressed to our complaint hotline at 1-800-I FLY CONTINENTAL."