“Have you noticed,” he said, “that all my hobbies require the wearing of a helmet?”
"Most flight instructors are building time while they lust after that airline job. When it is finally in their grasp, they haul ass, leaving all their students to find another flight instructor, who is also lusting after that airline job!"
"Interestingly enough, I find that the maneuver I practice the least is the landing in a turn followed by slaloms".
" Isn’t that interesting? Those concerned with safety, have no knowledge of safe operations!"
"For example, I realized that pilots had, for years, been using a rather goofy knot to tie their airplanes down. "
"She was ready to meet her heartthrob and probably even had her hand out for a shake when she was told by the show controller that it was our turn."
"...but in my very humble opinion, the authors of those pieces of advice have their heads securely lodged in their nether regions."
"We do them with a little mnemonic mantra: “power, pitch, pitch, power”, we chant as we run down the runway in our little taildragger, executing as many as five or six landings and takeoffs in one touch-and-go cycle. It’s called “Multiple Landings”, or just “Multiples”. It’s challenging, difficult… and fun as hell!"
"Most pilots cannot land power-off on a spot that is located 1200 feet directly below them."
"Out of the corner of my eye, I could see that rascal, Hooper, releasing his seatbelt and shoulder harness. How else could a guy float off his seat?"