AVIATION TRUISMS
  • The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee. - Gunter's Second Law of Air Travel
  • Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.- George Bernard Shaw
  • If helicopters are so safe, how come there are no vintage classic helicopter fly-ins? - Anonymous
  • It only takes five years to go from rumor to standard operating procedure.” - Dick Markgraf
  • As an aviator in flight you can do anything you want… as long as it's right… and we'll let you know if it's right after you get down. - Unknown (probably from some military flight training manual!)
  • Any flight over water in a single engine airplane will absolutely guarantee abnormal engine noises and vibrations. - Unknown
  • He who demands everything that his aircraft can give him is a pilot; he that demands one iota more is a fool. - Unknown
  • If you're gonna fly low, do not fly slow! ASW pilots know this only too well. - Unknown (Navy flight manual, maybe?)
  • Night formation is really an endless series of near misses in equilibrium with each other. - Unknown
  • You would have to pay a lot of money at many amusement parks and perhaps add a few drugs, to get the same blend of psychedelic sensations as a single engine night weather flight. - Unknown
  • One of the beautiful things about a single piloted aircraft is the quality of the social experience. - Unknown
  • The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward… and wish. - Unknown