Speed is life. Altitude is life insurance.
If your flight is going remarkably well, something was forgotten.
’I prefer the word aviatrix. It has more zing to it.’
‘It’s very zingy,’ I agreed.
Skybreaker, by Kenneth Oppel
I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous.
The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and, a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time.
Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.
- Richard Herman, Jr., ‘Firebreak’
Never be afraid to be an hour or a day or two late to your destination, it is always better than being many many years early.
You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.
Stay away from the shiny spinning things.
Don’t forget to keep the blue side up.