Wisdom from Training Manuals - Part 2

>> Friday, September 16, 2011

'When one engine fails on a twin-engine plane, you still have enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.'
Multi-Engine Training Manual

'Without ammunition, the Air Force is just an expensive flying club.'
Unknown Author

'If you hear me yell;"Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echoes.' If you stop to ask "Why?", you'll be talking to yourself, because by then you'll be the pilot.' 
Pre-flight Briefing from a Canadian F104 Pilot

'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but If ATC screws up, .... the pilot dies.'
Sign over Control Tower Door

'Never trade luck for skill.'
Author Unknown

The three most common expressions in military aviation are: ‘Did you feel that?' 'What's that noise?' and 'Oh S...!'
Authors Unknown

'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'
Basic Flight Training Manual

'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground who is incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'
Emergency Checklist

'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can barely kill you.'
Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'
Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB, AZ

'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.'
Lead-in Fighter Training Manual

The test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, wings and tail torn off; the crash truck arrives. The driver notes the bloodied pilot and asks,’ What happened?' The pilot replies: 'I don't know, I just got here!

Author Unknown


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