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Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...  
User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Here are a few more gems. Feel free to add your own.

The decision to hold your bladder will be met with a headwind.

Big problems were once little; small problems usually get worse before they get better.

Getting away with something ought to be a learning experience, not an excuse to do it again.




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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Hi guys.

I once read an article about GA accidents involving fuel exhaustion and it was stated ........

"One of the best defences against fuel starvation is the human bladder."




Chris  Smile



"Just a minute while I re-invent myself"
User currently offlineANA777Master From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Or projectile diarrhea...

User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

I've always been a fan of this one. It goes something like this (feel free to provide the correct version):

A student pilot starts with two bags. The first is filled with luck, the second is empty. The idea is to fill the second bag with experience before running out of your bag of luck.

It was very true for me!  Big thumbs up

GreatChecko



"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Hi guys.

> TheGreatChecko, I've never heard that expression before. It's very good, I like it. I believe I just felt my memory lock it in forever! Big grin


Chris  Smile



"Just a minute while I re-invent myself"
User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1630 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

From Reader's Digest:
  • Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.

  • When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky.

  • The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.

  • The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

  • Stay out of clouds. That silver lining everyone keeps talking about might just be another airplane traveling in the opposite direction.

  • (As previously mentioned) You start out with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before emptying the bag of luck.

  • There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

  • -N243NW  Big thumbs up



    B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.
    User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

    Reason for an airplane accident.

    It occurs when the crew runs out of altitude, air speed, and information simultaneously.


    User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

    Unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f...ing bored!"

    "Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"

    Unknown aircraft: "I said I was f..ing bored, not f...ing stupid!"

    'Speed


    User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

    "Place the mask over your nose and mouth and breathe normally."

    Breathe normally?
    If you can breathe normally you haven't grasped the seriousness of the situation.



    Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
    User currently offlineLiamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

    The three most useless things in aviation:

    * altitude above you
    * runway behined you
    * fuel you left in the bowser


    User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

    Not really aviation related but I think it can apply:

    Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.

    Woodreau / KMVL




    Bonus animus sit, ab experientia. Quod salvatum fuerit de malis usu venit judicium.
    User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

    Never fly the A model of anything.




    OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
    User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

    Liamska there are other versions of the three most useless things in aviation.

  • The sky above you

  • The runway behind you

  • A tenth of a second ago


  • Or:
  • The sky above you

  • The runway behind you

  • A major for a copilot






  • Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
    User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1567 times:

    L-188, the corrallary to that one:

    Never fly anything that doesn't have the paint worn off the rudder pedals.

    And who can forge the 33 biggest lies in aviation (you've probily seen this one on the hanger wall somewhere Smile


    I'm from the FAA and I'm here to help you.
    Me? I've never busted minimums.
    We will be on time, maybe even early.
    Pardon me, ma'am, I seem to have lost my jet keys.
    I have no interest in flying for the airlines.
    I fixed it right the first time, it must have failed for other reasons.
    All that turbulence spoiled my landing.
    I'm a member of the mile high club.
    I only need glasses for reading.
    I broke out right at minimums.
    The weather is gonna be alright; it's clearing to VFR.
    Don't worry about the weight and balance -- it'll fly.
    If we get a little lower I think we'll see the lights.
    I'm 22, got 6000 hours, a four year degree and 3000 hours in a Lear.
    We shipped the part yesterday.
    All you have to do is follow the book.
    This plane outperforms the book by 20 percent.
    We in aviation are overpaid, underworked and well respected.
    Oh sure, no problem, I've got over 2000 hours in that aircraft.
    I have 5000 hours total time, 3200 are actual instrument.
    No need to look that up, I've got it all memorized.
    Sure I can fly it -- it has wings, doesn't it?
    We'll be home by lunchtime.
    Your plane will be ready by 2 o'clock.
    I'm always glad to see the FAA.
    We fly every day -- we don't need recurrent training.
    It just came out of annual -- how could anything be wrong?
    I thought YOU took care of that.
    I've got the field in sight.
    I've got the traffic in sight.
    Of course I know where we are.
    I'm SURE the gear was down.



    Happy contrails - I support B747Skipper and Jetguy
    User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

    here's one a 747 captain told me once.

    fuel, altitude or airspeed. you have any two of these three you have a chance. you have less than two, feel the sweat.

    kay


    User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

    Any time you walk away from the aircraft, you made a good landing. Any time the aircraft can still be flown, it was a great landing.  Big thumbs up

    My motto!!!



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