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If you are ever faced with a forced landing at night, turn on the landing lights to see the landing area. If you don't like what you see, turn'em back off.Have a nice day,Bob... in sunny Florida

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"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire""Never be where your brain didn't arrive five minutes before." Applies to anything in life, just change the 5 mins, to 1 hour/day/week/year (delete as appropriate).

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"There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold, pilots.

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Another old one sprang to mind:Every new pilot starts with two buckets, one called "Luck" and one called "Experience". As the Experience bucket fills up, the Luck bucket empties.

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The way I've always heard that one was that "It's prudent to fill the experience bucket before the bucket of luck runs out."----------------------------------------------------------------John MorganReal World: KGEG, UND Aerospace Spokane Satillite, Private ASEL 141.2 hrs, 314 landings, 46 inst. apprs.Virtual: MSFS 2004"There is a feeling about an airport that no other piece of ground can have. No matter what the name of the country on whose land it lies, an airport is a place you can see and touch that leads to a reality that can only be thought and felt." - The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story by Richard Bach

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Hmmm, I suggest you have a leak my friend. May I suggest a good quality thermo plastic model :D

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Not strictly limited to avaition, but very applicable just the same...."Life is tough....but it's tougher if yer stupid"-John Wayne

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I learnd this gem from the chief pilot at the FBO where I earned my commercial ticket & instrument rating back in 1977, who was a retired Air Force colonel. (He also turned me inside out during 11 wonderful hours of aerobatics training in his Bellanca Decathlon which was painted in the Thunderbirds scheme.)"The three most useless things in aviation are:A. The runway behind you.B. The altitude above you.C. The fuel you didn't put aboard."Happy sim-flying, all! :(

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I can't resist more:"It's better to be down here wishing you were up there than up there wishing you were down here."

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Hi from Chicago; Tis a bad thing to run out of airspeed, ideas, and altitude atthe same time. Denny

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"If you pull the stick back the houses get smaller, if you pull the stick back harder they get bigger again."

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One of the professors at ERAU in Daytona had a similar version of the pull the stick/push the stick.He was a retired airline captain, and had either yelled WAY too much during his day, or had a medical issue with his vocal cords. He had a very soft voice, almost like he was always whispering. He wore a white shirt, a blue tie, those baseball umpire style trousers, and some white tennis shoes...EVERY DAY! If any of you are graduates of Embry-Riddle, you may know who I'm talking about. If any of you have taken a tour of the campus, you might know also. He's the guy that loves to talk aviation...Bill Baker.Anyway, he stood up in front of class one day and, in his thunderous whispering voice, explained the aerodynamics of a stall to the private pilot students. He used some pretty elaborate body language to drive home the point."Boys and girls, all you have to remember when flying is that if you push on the stick, the cows get bigger. If you pull back on the stick, the cows get smaller...but if you pull the stick TOO far back, the cows start to get bigger again."

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One more for luck:A superior pilot uses his superior judgement so that he doesn't need to use his superior skills.Seve Ballesteros could have use this kind of advice!

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This was added by Bob in a dupe thread:It's a good landing if you can still get the doors open.....

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My wife bought me some flying tee-shirts for Xmas, and one of them says that. Another says "Altitude, airspeed or brains.... you always need at least two."I bought her one that says "Remove before flight"..... but she doesn't wear it :-(Richard

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ORA good landing is one you walk away from. An excellent landing is one where you can re-use the plane afterwards!

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Morning,Passengers perfer old captains and young fliht attendants....Bob

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by gary larson.....hey what's a moutain goat doing up here in the clouds?

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>by gary larson.....>>hey what's a moutain goat doing up here in the clouds?LOL, this was the most funny for me so far. :-lolMine:Dead reckoning: you reckon correctly, or you are dead.Marco

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Hi,A good simulator check ride is like successful surgery on a corpse....Bob

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Hi John,Something strange going on here. I remember posting this, but now it has your name on it. Not a case of, "gee, I wish I'd say that," is it? :-)-------Justinhttp://www.fsgenesis.netHigh Quality Scenery for FS200x

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VASI Wisdom...Red over White, alrightWhite over White, you're outasightRed over Red, soon dead!bt

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Not aviation related, and not even an axiom, but I say it at least once a day to my boss..."It's not that I don't care... it's that I REALLY don't care."- Martin

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