"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)"
"Have we become such pansies that we are trying to eliminate EVERY possible hazard? "
"As a teacher of flying, I found that on those occasions when I sought to overpower a student on the controls, I was always pushing. I was always trying to get the nose down. Was it only me, who had taken up the cause of lower angle of attack? "
"Some people will lose because of this decision on my part, but it’s my hope that thousands will benefit (Hey, I said it was “my hope”!)."
"A stall results in a spin" is one of the most popular aviation misconceptions.
"As my pal Jerry so often has said, “If you’ve got flaps down AND are adding power, you’ve made a mistake."
"Cue the villagers with their pitchforks and torches because I think that solution sucks."
"Sometimes the best thing a CFI can do is nothing. Sometimes he has to just sit there and let the student practice or to simply see how he performs a particular action without any input from the instructor."
"...as a teacher of flying, I have seen something that terrifies the crap out of me and which threatens the whole of aviation, especially that of all Acme trained flyers. Hah! I’ll bet I have your attention NOW!"