Wisdom from Training Manuals - Part 1

>> Wednesday, September 7, 2011

'If the enemy is in range, so are you.'
Infantry Journal  

'Don't eject directly over the area you just bombed.'
US Air Force Manual

'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'
General MacArthur

'You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.'
Infantry Sgt.

'Tracers work both ways.'
Army Ordnance Manual

'Five second fuses last about three seconds.'
Infantry Journal

The three most useless things in aviation are: Fuel in the bowser; Runway behind you; and Air above you.
Basic Flight Training Manual

'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
Naval Ops Manual

'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'
Unknown Infantry Recruit

'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.'
Infantry Journal

'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
Sign over SR71 Wing Ops

'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.'
Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)

'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
Unknown Author

'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
Fixed Wing Pilot

“Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
Love her, and she will guard you.
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.” Proverbs 4:6-7 (NLT)


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