"By the way, since this article was written, my pall Jamie Klaes has not only become a flight instructor, but she is now in charge of a program to teach indigenous kids from villages all over Alaska to fly. A better person could not have been found".
"...Why do you suppose that Acme Grads land the way they do? They make high, wide downwinds, then keep the power in and the flaps down while they fly a huge pattern that ends at some point on the runway. "
Larry Lansburgh A few hours of stick time in a glider can give you a deeper knowledge of the environment in which you fly—knowledge that many airplane…
“Coast Guard Air Station, San Fran, this is Helo one three eight six. Mayday, mayday, mayday. We’ve had a bird strike. The pilot is unconscious."
"She swooped for the runway in an extremely short approach and landed in a turn, making the first turnoff."
I once heard someone say that general aviation is the most regulated form of transportation that there is. I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s gotta be…
“Have you noticed,” he said, “that all my hobbies require the wearing of a helmet?”
"let’s not forget that some of us will revert to the actions of a guy who is driving a Soap Box Derby racer."
"Like the Dutch Touch, The Tailwheel Drag is incredibly difficult. But mastery of it will create a pilot who is truly the master of the plane. And isn’t that what we’d all like to be?"
"If I DO suggest that you try it, it’s because I think you’re a pretty damned good stick. There! I just insulted well over half of my students. Oh, well, I was gonna quit teaching anyway!"