“An FAA investigation is conducted by non-flying types who take six months to itemize the mistakes made by a crew that had six seconds to do something.”

— Anonymous

“If you build a mile of road you can go a mile. If you build a mile of runway you can go anywhere in the world.”

— William T. Piper

“The airplane doesn’t know if you are male or female — it only knows if you are flying it right or wrong.”

— Barrington Irving, college student who flew around the world solo to encourage more young people to pursue aviation.

“I would like to sneak into one of those very light jets.”

— Retired astronaut Jim Lovell

“Flying is done largely with the imagination.”

— Wolfgang Langewiesche, “Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying,” 1944.

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