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Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:31 am

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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RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:59 am

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."




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RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

Sun Mar 14, 2004 4:19 am

Or projectile diarrhea...
 
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RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

Sun Mar 14, 2004 4:52 am

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

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RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:40 am

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


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RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:19 am

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.
     
    broke
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:35 am

    Reason for an airplane accident.

    It occurs when the crew runs out of altitude, air speed, and information simultaneously.
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:41 am

    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
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:46 am

    "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.
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:09 pm

    The three most useless things in aviation:

    * altitude above you
    * runway behined you
    * fuel you left in the bowser
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:36 pm

    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.
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:37 pm

    Never fly the A model of anything.

    OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:27 pm

    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.
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:23 am

    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
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:33 am

    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
     
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    RE: Flying Wisdom Parts 3 & 4...

    Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:44 pm

    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!!!
    DMI

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