Aeronautical Humor

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  1. Hunter368

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    Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death ..I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing! (Sign over the entrance to the old SR-71 operating base Kadena, Japan).

    You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3. (Paul F. Crickmore -test pilot)

    The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

    Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky. (From an old carrier sailor)

    If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe

    When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.

    What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up,...the pilot dies.

    Never trade luck for skill.

    The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh ****!"

    Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers.

    Progress in airline flying: now a flight attendant can get a pilot pregnant.

    Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.

    A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all luck; three in a row is prevarication.

    I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous.

    Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!

    Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag for the purpose of storing dead batteries

    Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.

    When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten. Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your funeral will be held on a sunny day.

    Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: When a prang (crash) seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slow and gently as possible.

    The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; ...it can just barely kill you. (Attributed to Max Stanley, Northrop test pilot)

    A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum. (Jon McBride, astronaut)

    If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. (Bob Hoover - renowned aerobatic and test pilot)

    If an airplane is still in one piece, don't cheat on it; ride the bastard down. (Ernest K. Gann, author &aviator)

    Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.

    There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime. (Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970).

    The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and, a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time. (Author unknown, but surely someone who's been there)

    If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.

    Basic Flying Rules: Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.

    You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal
     
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    That's pretty good... especially the one about airplanes and submarines.

    Charles
     
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    I used to think this was funny. Now, a bit older and wiser, I realize it is some of the best advice for a forced landing ever written.
     
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    We had one in our club for the powered pilots, re going around if unsure about a landing.

    Its better to be late, Mr Airman
    Than the Late Mr Airman
     
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    Ha I love that one! :lol:

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    Ah thats overated! It only gets scary when you hear the 2nd one flaming out!

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    Ive heard all three!

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    So true, especially in Europe!

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    So very true! Damn I love Helicopters!
     
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    Ain't it the truth!!! Great list Hunter368
     
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    :lol: Good ones.
     
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