"In fact, I’m not sure, but I’ll bet that virtually every member of the “Geezer Patrol” belongs to the EAA!"
"An aircraft on takeoff is at its most vulnerable. If there is safety in altitude, there is no safety on takoff because there is no altitude! If there is also safety in airspeed, there is little of of that as well as the takeoff begins!"
"Years ago, my wish came true. I was flying with a primary student and I spotted a big irrigation pivot that had been freshly mowed."
"What I find fascinating is that those whose opinions I respect seem to be on different sides of this issue."
"I also experiment to see how much rudder is required to compensate for left yawing tendency (that’s “left-turning tendency” for you Acme fliers) in climbing flight."
"Are you going to wear your pilot hat or your teacher hat? "
"“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. "
"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. "