How To Fly An Airplane

Discussion in 'The Den' started by Carol, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><

    E-mailed to me from a buddy of mine:

    1. 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.

    2. Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of take offs you've made.

    3. There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.

    4. 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.

    5. Helicopters can't fly; they're just so ugly the earth repels them.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgment.

    9. It's always a good idea to keep the pointy end going forward as much as possible.

    10. Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous.

    11. Remember, gravity is not just a good idea. It's the law. And it's not subject to repeal.

    12. The three most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above you, runway behind you, and a tenth of a second ago.

    Safe journeys, everyone [​IMG]
  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member


    Hmmmmm, these could almost be good advice for martial artists too...

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