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Old 31st May 2017, 08:13
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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."
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Old 31st May 2017, 10:04
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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!"
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Old 31st May 2017, 17:40
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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?
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Old 31st May 2017, 18:20
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Never start a war in a half hour time zone
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Old 31st May 2017, 19:12
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Never start a land war in Asia
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Old 31st May 2017, 21:04
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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.
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Old 31st May 2017, 21:47
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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.
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Old 31st May 2017, 22:27
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Originally Posted by noflynomore View Post
Never waste an erection.
If you can find one?
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 03:21
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Never pass a public toilet.
Never waste an erection even if you are by yourself.
Never trust a fart.
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A woman moans that men leave the seat up.

A man does not moan that women leave the seat down.
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If all else fails, go read the flamin' manual.
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