-Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you
-The only time an aircraft has too much fuel on board is when it is on fire
-If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible
-It only takes two things to fly:--- airspeed and money
-When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten
-Instrument flying is when your mind gets a grip on the fact that there is vision beyond sight
-To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
-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 to experience all three at the same time!
In flying I have learned that carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.
— Wilbur Wright in a letter to his father, September 1900.
What is the cause of most aviation accidents?:
Usually it is because someone does too much too soon, followed very quickly by too little too late.
— Steve Wilson, NTSB investigator, Oshkosh, WI , August, 1996
There is no problem so complex that it cannot simply be blamed on the pilot.
— Dr Earl Weiner
If the pilot survives the accident, you'll never find out what really happened.
— Doug Jeanes
Mix ignorance with arrogance at low altitude and the results are almost guaranteed to be spectacular.
— Bruce Landsberg, Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation
Learning should be fun. If you don't have fun in aviation then you don't learn, and when learning stops, you die.
— Pete Campbell, FAA
A 10 cent fuse will protect itself by destroying the $2,000 radio to which it is attached.
— Robert Livingston, 'Flying The Aeronca'
A little mountain will kill you just as dead as a big one if you fly into it.
— Stephen Coonts
You won't see me on Oprah whining that I no longer get to live in my 29 bedroom house. I'm just saying y'all should be grateful if you have a good woman at home who supports your career. Notice I said GOOD WOMAN; there's a big difference between a money grabbing woman and a GOOD WOMAN who stands by her man regardless of the $$$ he's bringing in.