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    Senior Member Orrin's Avatar
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    Rules of the Air

    Memories from my days as a private pilot...


    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.

    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.
    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.

    The probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.
    Large angle of arrival, small probability of survival and vice versa.

    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
    takeoffs 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.

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

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    Senior Member danadog56's Avatar
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    Once again you leave us words of wisdom with a twist !!!! You've made my day...again

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