The 2 most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity and I don’t know which is the more.
Q. How do you know your date with the fighter pilot is half over?
A. He says “but enough about me – wanna hear about my plane?”
Q: How do you know if there is a fighter pilot at your party?
A: He’ll tell you.
Q: What’s the difference between a fighter pilot and a jet engine?
A: A jet engine stops whining when the plane shuts down.
Q: What’s the difference between God and fighter pilots?
A: God doesn’t think he’s a fighter pilot.
Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death … I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing!
(Sign over the entrance to the old SR-71 operating base
There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.
(Sign over squadron OPS desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970).
The Altitude above you, the runway behind you, and the fuel not in the plane are totally worthless!!!
A pilot’s job is very simple…. there are 3 lights on an aircraft, red on left wing tip, green on right wing tip, white on the tail….. Your job, as a pilot is to keep the plane between these 3 lights!!!!
(Sonny Kellum, Flight Instructor)
Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.
Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of under-standing or doing anything about it.
Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: When a prang (crash) seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slow and gently as possible.
If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.
(Bob Hoover – renowned aerobatic and test pilot)