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15th Oct 2004, 15:30
Apologies if anyone has linked this (http://www.skygod.com/quotes/index.html) site before, but there are some corkers in there.

ORD ATC has some belters, and the 'last words' section makes for sombre reading.

15th Oct 2004, 20:02
"Abort? Negative... she'll smooth out."

-Some USAAC B-25 pilot (a Lt Col)

twenty eight
16th Oct 2004, 04:46
I like this one.

When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it's a fun job and easy to do. That's why there are so many pilots flying around these days.

Pilots don't need much school. They just have to learn to read numbers so they can read their instruments.

I guess they should be able to read a road map, too.

Pilots should be brave to they won't get scared it it's foggy and they can't see, or if a wing or motor falls off.

Pilots have to have good eyes to see through the clouds, and they can't be afraid of thunder or lightning because they are much closer to them than we are.

The salary pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they know what to do with. This is because most people think that flying a plane is dangerous, except pilots don't because they know how easy it is.

I hope I don't get airsick because I get carsick and if I get airsick, I couldn't be a pilot and then I would have to go to work.

purported to have been written by a fifth grade student at Jefferson School, Beaufort, SC. It was first published in the South Carolina Aviation News.

twenty eight

Feeton Terrafirma
16th Oct 2004, 11:28
I don't remember the source of this quote but believe it can from a Boeing official

Man has a perfect record with aircraft. We have never left one up there.

17th Oct 2004, 10:03
"Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea,it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."

While I think about it, I've seen a pic with that quote showing a WW1 fighter (?) a tad bent and stuck up a tree. Anyone point me in the right direction to find it? Neither Google nor Clusty can find it for me.

Lon More
17th Oct 2004, 22:04
I've seen the plane up a tree as background on a poster with, I think, the Rules of the Air on it

17th Oct 2004, 22:48
Or perhaps, XXGSTR,
But to an even greater degree than the sea,it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."

to put it another way "inherently dangerous"?

18th Oct 2004, 00:08
You're missing the point.

18th Oct 2004, 01:05
Sorry to be slow. How am I missing the point?

Atlas Shrugged
18th Oct 2004, 03:17
One of my favotires:

:mad:k that was close!


West Coast
18th Oct 2004, 05:50
From atc to an aircraft...

"If you can hear this transmission, traffic no longer a factor"