- Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.
- If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull the stick back, they get smaller. That is, unless you keep pulling the stick all the way back, then they get bigger again.
- Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous.
- It's always better to be down here wishing you were up there than up there wishing you were down here.
- The ONLY time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
- The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. Because when it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
- When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky.
- A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great' landing is one after which they can use the plane again.
- Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
- You know you've landed with the wheels up if it takes full power to taxi to the ramp.
- The probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival. Large angle of arrival, small probability of survival and vice-versa.
- Never let an aircraft take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five minutes earlier.
- Stay out of clouds. The silver lining everyone keeps talking about might be another airplane going in the opposite direction. Reliable sources also report that mountains have been known to hide out in clouds.
- Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of take offs you've made.
- There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.
- You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
- Helicopters can't fly; they're just so ugly the earth repels them.
- If all you can see out of the window is ground that's going round and round and all you can hear is commotion coming from the passenger compartment, things are not at all as they should be.
- In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose.
- Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, experience usually comes from bad judgment.
- It's always a good idea to keep the pointy end going forward as much as possible.
- Keep looking around. There's always something you've missed.
- Remember, gravity is not just a good idea. It's the law. And it's not subject to repeal.
- The four most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above you, runway behind you, gas back at the airport, and a tenth of a second ago.
- There are old pilots and there are bold pilots. There are, however, no old, bold pilots.
What is the difference between girls/woman aged: 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58 and 68?
At 8 -- You take her to bed and tell her a story.
At 18 -- You tell her a story and take her to bed.
At 28 -- You don't need to tell her a story to take her to bed.
At 38 -- She tells you a story and takes you to bed
At 48 -- She tells you a story to avoid going to bed.
At 58 -- You stay in bed to avoid her story.
At 68 -- If you take her to bed, that'll be a story!
Outgoing Personality: Always going out of the office
Great Presentation Skills: Able to bullshit
Good Communication Skills: Spends lots of time on phone
Average Employee: Not too bright
Exceptionally Well Qualified: Made no major blunders yet
Work is First Priority: Too ugly to get a date
Active Socially: Drinks a lot
Family is Active Socially: Spouse drinks, too
Independent Worker: Nobody knows what he/she does
Quick Thinking: Offers plausible excuses
Careful Thinker: Won't make a decision
Uses Logic on Difficult Jobs: Gets someone else to do it
Expresses Themselves Well: Speaks English
Meticulous Attention to Detail: A nit picker
Has Leadership Qualities: Is tall or has a loud voice
Exceptionally Good Judgement: Lucky
Keen Sense of Humour: Knows a lot of dirty jokes
Career Minded: Back Stabber