Pilots And Flying Quotes by George Carlin, Amelia Earhart, Adam Savage, Plautus, Amy Johnson, Mignon McLaughlin and many others.
If black boxes survive air crashes – why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.
Gravity. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law!
Flying without feathers is not easy: my wings have no feathers.
I think it is a pity to lose the romantic side of flying and simply to accept it as a common means of transport, although that end is what we have all ostensibly been striving to attain.
Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.
In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.
I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.
You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.
I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.
There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
My first wife didn’t like to fly, either.
What is that mountain goat doing way up here in the clouds?
The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be?–it is the same the angels breathe.
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I have flown in just about everything, with all kinds of pilots in all parts of the world – British, French, Pakistani, Iranian, Japanese, Chinese – and there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between any of them except for one unchanging, certain fact: the best, most skillful pilot has the most experience.
Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.