Friday, December 5, 2008

My favorite wit and Wisdom from the Military and Aviation Sources. Thanx Jinx

'If the enemy is in range, so are you.' - Infantry Journal
'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area youjust bombed.' - U.S. Air Force Manual
'Tracers work both ways.' - U.S. Army Ordnance
'Five second fuses only last three seconds.' - Infantry Journal
'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.' - UnknownMarine Recruit
'If you see a bomb technician running, keep up with him.' - USAFAmmo Troop &nb sp;
'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.' - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probablya helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
'Even with ammunition, the USAF is just another expensive flyingclub.'
'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If an air traffic controller screwsup, .... the pilot dies.'
'Never trade luck for skill.'
The three most common expressions (or famous last words), in aviation are:
1) 'Why is it doing that?' 2) 'Where are we?' And 3) 'Oh shit!'
'Airspeed, altitude, and brains. Two are always needed tosuccessfully complete the flight.' 'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one upthere!'
'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight toa person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything aboutit.'
'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can justbarely 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-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
'If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.'
'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takesfull power to taxi to the terminal.'

And the best one ever....

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, havingtorn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives;the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, 'What happened?' The pilot'sreply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!' - Attributed to RayCrandell (Lockheed test pilot)

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