Quotes of Aviation

“ Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 second inform Press home Christmas. ”

- Orville Wright

“ Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. ”

- Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

“ Just like when early airplanes were flying in 1910, we didn't know what the benefits are, but we were doing it because it was fun. ”

- Burt Rutan

“ As China grows and Boeing sells more airplanes there, China is going to need things like airport design, construction, control systems and related training. ”

- Larry Williams

“ Sitting on the airplane and looking out the window was terrible,... And three days of doing nothing, really, by Bush was terrible. Im angry at the guy. ”

- David Brooks

“ With both airlines, initially there will be a couple of airplanes - two or three airplanes - equipped with this system. ”

- George Cooper

“ The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. ”

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“ I wish I could write well enough to write about aircraft. Faulkner did it very well in Pylon but you cannot do something someone else has done though you might have done it if they hadn't. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. ”

- Unknown

“ Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. ”

- Unknown

“ I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on. ”

- Jean Kerr

“ Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death. ”

- Alexander Chase

“ I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra. ”

- George S. Kaufman

“ These are the people who took plastic knives and box cutters and flew airplanes filled with themselves, as well as American citizens, into the World Trade Center and this building you're sitting in (the Pentagon),... Why would one be surprised that they're determined, well-trained, clever, capable of using modern technology… ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ Do not give the terrorists, the enemy combatants, the people who blow up folks at weddings, who fly airplanes into the twin towers, the ability to sue our own troops all over the country for any and everything. ”

- Lindsey Graham

“ An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. ”

- Richard Bach

“ My soul is in the sky. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ What is it that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? ”

- Tom Wolfe

“ Life is simple. Eat, sleep, fly. ”

- Unknown

“ Death is just nature's way of telling you to watch your air-speed. ”

- Unknown

“ He rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. ”

- Bible

“ If forced to travel on an airplane, try and get in the cabin with the Captain, so you can keep an eye on him and nudge him if he falls asleep or point out any mountains looming up ahead. ”

- Mike Harding

“ You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the sky. ”

- Amelia Earhart

“ Mr. that boy couldn't hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane. ”

- Casey Stengel

“ It becomes this weird reality 12 hours a day stuck inside this tube. Half the time the (background actors) were really sleeping. It was like a real airplane, so they were all knocked out. ”

- Jodie Foster

“ There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect. ”

- Anonymous

“ This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour. ”

- Steve Fossett

“ Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. ”

- Douglas Adams

“ There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion. ”

- Vladimir Nabokov
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