"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”!)."
"..don’t you think that perhaps that situational awareness ought to extend to how our actions are affecting someone else? "
"Finally, Snivvely took a mighty swipe at one jiggling wire and his claw managed to snag Zimmo right in the lip."
"Cue the villagers with their pitchforks and torches because I think that solution sucks."
"As I’ve pointed out in “Brian’s Flying Book”, a flyer is already more efficient by simply using the Tailwheel Town pattern."
" The reason given for shoeless flight is usually the same. The shoeless fliers claim that their feet are then more sensitive to rudder pedals and brake. Although they may be right, I don’t think they are right enough to cancel the lack of safety. So I usually say to them, “Get over it”."
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"Tom, realizing that time was wasting, told the cop that he didn’t have time for all this badge foolishness. He took off. "
"He accepted full responsibility, offering absolutely no excuse for the incident. I thought he was a class act."