"I’m not sure I’d ever experienced a “driveway moment” until the day I was listening to an interview with Mary Jennings Hegar, the author of “Shoot Like a Girl”."
"“Get on his ass”, I coached the pilot with me. “That way you can turn inside him when we are on the go because he will be climbing straight out. "
"I guess I’m one of those guys who believes that “Bernoulli makes airplanes fly, not Marconi”.
Or “He who hesitates is lost…” (written 3-16) I was getting him ready to solo, so I was very concerned with emergency procedures. After all, no teacher of flying…
"Lately, I’ve changed the way in which we do multiples. Now, we conduct the first landing as a Wheelie on the left side of the center line. Then we power up, get back in the air and slide over to the right side with an alternating side slip. The heading never changes."
"But here’s what impresses me about Hoop. He was broke and stuck with no prospects. So he hauled ass across the street to a little seafood restaurant and nightclub and got himself a job as a dishwasher."
"As the balloon gained altitude I always became acutely aware of the height. In fact, I had this fear of the basket’s floor giving way. "
"In most cases, I choose to gain speed over altitude in the early stages of a takeoff. "
"If you run into someone who says "I only do three points", or "Wheel landings are just too fast", run as fast as you can and disregard everything that person has ever told you. Why? Because in my opinion they have their head firmly lodged in their nether regions. "
" in my opinion, approach speed has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the landing (hear that sound? That’s the sound of bags of Cheetos being dropped as the trolls leap to their keyboards)"