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Sayings – From Aviation Training Manuals



‘If the enemy is in range, so are you.’

-Infantry                       Journal

‘It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area

you just bombed.’

– US.Air                       Force Manual 

‘Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.’

–                       General Douglas MacArthur 

‘Tracers work both ways.’

Army                       Ordnance Manual-

‘Five second fuses last about three seconds.’

– Infantry                       Journal 

‘Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.

–                       Naval Ops Manual 

‘Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.’

 Unknown                       Infantry Recruit-

‘If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.’

–                       Infantry Journal-

‘Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil, for I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.’

–                       Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-

‘You’ve  never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.’

–                       Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-

‘The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.’

Unknown                       Author-

‘If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage  it  has to be a helicopter —and  therefore, unsafe.’

– Fixed                       Wing Pilot-

‘When  one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane,you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the  crash.’

-Multi-Engine                       Training Manual-

‘Without  ammunition, the Air Force is just an expensive flying club.’

-Unknown                       Author-

‘If you hear me yell; “Eject, Eject, Eject!” the last two will  be echoes.’

If you stop to ask “Why?”, you’ll be talking to yourself,because by then you’ll be the pilot.’

-Pre-flight                       Briefing from a Canadian F104 Pilot-

‘What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?

If  a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but  If ATC screws up… the pilot dies.

-Sign                       over Control Tower Door-

‘Never  trade luck for skill.’

-Author                       Unknown-

The three most common expressions (or famous last words)in  military aviation are:

‘Didyou feel that? What’s that noise?and ‘Oh S…!’

-Authors                       Unknown-

‘Airspeed, Altitude and Brains.

Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.’

-Basic                       Flight Training Manual-

‘Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.’

Emergency                       Checklist-

‘The  Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world;it  can just barely kill you.’

–                       Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test                       pilot) 

‘There  is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.’

-Sign                       over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB,                       AZ-

‘You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.’

–                       Lead-in Fighter Training Manual 


As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft,having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives.

The rescuer sees the bloodied pilot and asks, ‘What     happened?’

The pilot’s reply: ‘I don’t know, I just got here myself!’

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