Every Pilot Knows…

  • There are more planes in the ocean than there are submarines in the sky.
  • When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.
  • Without ammunition the Air Force would be just another expensive flying club.
  • Weather forecasts are like horoscopes but less reliable.
  • Airspeed, altitude or brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.
  • Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we’ve never left one up there!
  • Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding it or doing anything about it.
  • If something hasn’t broken on a helicopter, it’s about to.
  • When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten.
  • Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.
  • There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.
  • The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.






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