Charleslp From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5540 times:
"Helicopters don't fly -- they beat the air into submission. An airplane by it's nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or by a deliberately incompetent pilot, it will fly. A helicopter does not want to fly."
-Taken from GlobalSecurity.org
If anyone has any other aviation quotes, please feel free to post them here.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5331 times:
Scott Crossfield's description of the cockpit jettison system on the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket.
"It's trying to commit suicide to avoid being killed!"
A student pilot at ERAU, who got caught on top of the scud while practicing touch and goes, reacts to all the suggestions the tower makes (none of which he has yet to learn). "Look, I'm not John Wayne and this isn't "The High and The Mighty"; I'm Joe Student and this is for real!!".
A portly captain boards a L-1011 for a trip and meets one of the flight attendants at the forward galley. She, being a little of a smart a--, pats him on the tummy and says, "You know, if that were on a woman I'd know what it was!!"
The captain immediately replies, "It was last night; now......., what is it??"