“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.”
“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.