Pilots And Flying Quotes

Pilots And Flying Quotes by George Carlin, Amelia Earhart, Adam Savage, Plautus, Amy Johnson, Mignon McLaughlin and many others.

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If black boxes survive air crashes – why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
George Carlin
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.
Amelia Earhart
Gravity. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law!
Adam Savage
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.
Amy Johnson
Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.
Mignon McLaughlin
In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.
Neil Armstrong
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.
Chuck Yeager
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.
Paul Theroux
I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.
Billy Bob Thornton
There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
Orson Welles
My first wife didn’t like to fly, either.
Gordon Baxter
What is that mountain goat doing way up here in the clouds?
Gary Larson
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.
Mark Twain
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams
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.
Chuck Yeager
Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
Amelia Earhart