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Sayings, Quotes, Profundities About Flying...  
User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5634 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!

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5590 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."


User currently offlineCrjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5580 times:

"Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first."

"Thou shalt mind thy altitude, lest the ground reach up and smite thee."

"There are no two more worthless things to an aviator than runway behind and altitude above."



Thou shalt mind thine altitude,lest the ground reach up and smite thee.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5573 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.
User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5561 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."


User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

"Any landing you walk away from is a good landing."

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5549 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

And finally, my grandfather's saying:

"If you have time to spare, fly by air."



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5543 times:

Basic aviation mathematics: One takeoff should be equal to one landing.

Landing: A coordinated mid-air collision with a planet.

B727-200  


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1558 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5542 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."




User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5542 times:

"Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return" - DaVinci

"It is impossible to fly with the eagles when you work with turkeys" - Pushing Tin


User currently offlineJ32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5525 times:

I'd rather be on the ground wishing I were in the air, than in the air wishing I were on the ground!

User currently offlineUal757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5524 times:

"yes i'm serious...and don't call me Shirley"

sorry, i couldn't resist!!!


on some SW flight IAD to HOU

"In the highy unlikely event of a water landing, your seat can be used as a floatation device to help you saftely stay afloat should we land in some puddle"

well...it was something like that...


User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

"Thank you for flying (fill in the blank) Airlines. We hope you've enjoyed giving us the business as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."

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