PPRuNe Forums


Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th May 2017, 21:44   #161 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Baston
Posts: 1,314
and an "anti-truism"

"Wilbur, Orville, that thing will never fly!"
langleybaston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2017, 20:22   #162 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 58
Posts: 4,963
If you don't know what it does, don't mess with it. (Maintenance adage)
If the sky isn't the same color as your special instrument card, don't go flying. (Special instrument cards were sky blue)
Lonewolf_50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2017, 20:40   #163 (permalink)
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 74
Posts: 15,219
If it works don't fix it - British Gas take note
Pontius Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2017, 21:26   #164 (permalink)
wub
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 814
Experience is gained in direct proportion to equipment ruined
wub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 08:45   #165 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South of Old Warden
Age: 80
Posts: 1,321
When a mechanical/electrical system goes tits-up, it'll be the last thing you check, that was the cause.
goudie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 08:54   #166 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Off the map
Posts: 908
The management is never responsible.
DirtyProp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 09:13   #167 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: THE BLUEBIRD CAFE
Posts: 1,504
AN ARIA (always remembered instructor's advice - or admonition ) -

"The only time you were on track was when you were crossing it!"

"That compass is good for only one thing. It'll tell us whether we are
pointing straight ahead."

The late Harry Purvis (he flew with the RAAF in the war and before that with Kingsford Smith and after with PG Taylor) used to say after every landing "Got away with it again."

not exactly a truism but worth the repeating .. . . the KLM 747 skipper who was told by approach that he appeared to be slightly left of the localiser - (strong Dutch accent ) - 'Yes . That is correct. And my first officer is slightly to the right of it."
Fantome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 11:04   #168 (permalink)

Gentleman Aviator
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Teetering Towers - somewhere in the Shires
Posts: 3,210
And a very old CFS(H) instruction to wannabe QHIs:

"The only demo your students will reproduce with 100% accuracy is your behaviour on the ground!"
teeteringhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 18:40   #169 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Washington.
Age: 67
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by goudie View Post
When a mechanical/electrical system goes tits-up, it'll be the last thing you check, that was the cause.
Correct, why would you keep checking after you find it?
GlobalNav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 19:20   #170 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London (FAA CPL/CFI)
Posts: 129
Never start a war in a half hour time zone
ahwalk01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 20:12   #171 (permalink)

"Mildly" Eccentric Stardriver
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: England
Age: 71
Posts: 2,459
Never start a land war in Asia
Herod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 22:04   #172 (permalink)
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 74
Posts: 15,219
Don't write the post-conflict history if you lost.

The winners write the history.

If you did it, it was collateral damage.
If they did it it was a war crime.
Pontius Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 22:47   #173 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 236
Women just aren't like us humans

and, for the over 60s...

Never pass a public toilet.
Never waste an erection.
Never trust a fart.
noflynomore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2017, 23:27   #174 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Washington.
Age: 67
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by noflynomore View Post
Never waste an erection.
If you can find one?
GlobalNav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jun 2017, 04:21   #175 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 98
Never pass a public toilet.
Never waste an erection even if you are by yourself.
Never trust a fart.
tarbaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jun 2017, 07:34   #176 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South of Old Warden
Age: 80
Posts: 1,321
When you become old the second thing to go are your knees
goudie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jun 2017, 07:36   #177 (permalink)
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 74
Posts: 15,219
There are two sorts in the Mess, those that piss in the sink and liars.
Pontius Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jun 2017, 07:38   #178 (permalink)
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 74
Posts: 15,219
A woman moans that men leave the seat up.

A man does not moan that women leave the seat down.
Pontius Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Jun 2017, 10:22   #179 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Upper Gumtree
Posts: 307
If all else fails, go read the flamin' manual.
Penny Washers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 00:33.


1996-2012 The Professional Pilots Rumour Network

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1