This item was posted on the Yahoo Group FACNET by Jim Wilkes, call sign BILK 24
Robert Livingston, 'Flying The Aeronca
"The only time an aircraft has too much fuel on board is when it is on fire."
"If you can't afford to do something right, then be darn sure you can afford to do it wrong. "
"Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your funeral will be held on a sunny day. "
"I hope you either take up parachute jumping or stay out of single motored airplanes at night. "
"Never fly the 'A' model of anything."
"Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee."
" When a prang seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity, as slowly and gently as possible. "
"Always keep an 'out' in your hip pocket. "
"The Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you."
"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum. "
"If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. "
"If an airplane is still in one piece, don't cheat on it; Ride the bastard down. "
"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death I Shall Fear No Evil For I Am At 80,000 Feet and Climbing. "
"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3. "
"The emergencies you train for almost never happen; It's the one you can't train for that kills you. "
"If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off. "
"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you. "
"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime. "
"The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and good bowel movement; The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life to experience all three at the same time. "
"Now I know what a dog feels like watching TV."
It only takes two things to fly:--- airspeed and money.
What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?; If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, the pilot dies.
It's better to break ground and head into the wind than to break wind and head into the ground.
A copilot is a knothead until he spots opposite direction traffic at 12 o'clock, after which he's a goof-off for not seeing it sooner.
Without ammunition the USAF would be just another expensive flying club.
If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.
I give that landing a 9… on the Richter scale.
Basic Flying Rules: