09-01-05

 

Many thanks to Thibaut for this very nice picture.

 

Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but -- you want to remember that below the sea of clouds lies eternity.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars,' 1939

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Take off in the evening, landing in the morning.



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When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten.

— Robert Livingston, 'Flying The Aeronca

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The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

— Edward Gibbon

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Map reading was not required. There were no maps. I got from place to place with the help of three things. One was the seat of my pants. If it left that of the plane, when the visibility was at a minimum, I was in trouble and could even be upside down. Another was the ability to recognize every town, river, railroad, farm, and, yes, outhouse along the route. The third? I had a few drops of homing pigeon in my veins

— Ken McGregor, Early U.S. Air Mail pilot

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The quality of the box matters little. Success depends upon

The quality of the box matters little. Success depends upon the man who sits in it.

— Baron Manfred von Richthofen, AKA The Red Baron

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There are two kinds of airplanes -- those you fly and those

There are two kinds of airplanes -- those you fly and those that fly you . . . You must have a distinct understanding at the very start as to who is the boss.

— Ernest K. Gann

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The way I see it, you can either work for a living or you ca

The way I see it, you can either work for a living or you can fly airplanes. Me, I'd rather fly.

— Len Morgan

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