These were told to me by Gabe Matheson, my flight instructor at Harvey Field (S43) in Snohomish, Wash:
“If your engine quits at night, turn on the landing light. If you don’t like what you see, go ahead and turn it off again.”
“You are so far behind this airplane, we could walk to the crash site.”
“Three things that do you no good whatsoever: 1) Air above you, 2) Runway behind you, 3) Fuel in the truck.”
“It is always better to leave a trail of parts than a pile.”
“Cessna 152s were certified with smooth grips on the yoke. The finger grooves are from students like you.”
We sure had fun, and I actually got my license, after 54 hours of one-liners.