We’re not happy until you’re not happy.—The motto of the airline I recently used.

Can the magic of flight ever be carried by words? I think not.—Michael Parfit

People think it would be fun to be a bird because you could fly. But they forget about the negative side, which is the preening.—Jack Handey

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that?—Captain Picard, from the Star Trek: the Next Generation episode, “Booby Trap.”

You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.—Amelia Earhart

The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee.—Gunter’s Second Law of Air Travel

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.—G. K. Chesterton

The definition of an optimist has to be a Luftwaffe F-104 pilot who gave up smoking.—John Wiley

Instrument flying is an unnatural act probably punishable by God.—Gordon Baxter

Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle.—Igor Sikorsky

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

If God had wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.—Mel Brooks

In America there two classes of travel—first class, and with children.—Robert Benchley

You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.—Paul Crickmore, test pilot

Remember, if you crash because of foul weather, you’ll be buried on a sunny day.—Unknown

The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: When a crash sees inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slowly and gently as possible.

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The very existence of aviation is proof that man, given the will, has the capacity to accomplish deeds that seem impossible.—Eddie Rickenbacker

In the Alaska bush, I’d rather have a two-hour bladder and three hours of gas than vice versa.—Kurt Wien

If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.—Unknown

The probability of survival is equal to the angle of arrival.—Unknown

The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.—Dorothea Brande

To most people the sky is the limit. To those who fly, it is home.—Anonymous

Someday I would like to stand on the moon, look down through a quarter of a million miles of space and say, “There certainly is a beautiful earth out tonight.”—Lt. Col. William Rankin

Any pilot can describe the mechanics of flying. What it can do for the spirit of man is beyond description.—Barry Goldwater

If God had intended man to fly, he would have made it easier to get to the airport.—George Winters

It only takes two things to fly: airspeed and money.—Unknown


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