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Old 02-28-2006, 10:36 PM
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Rules for the full scale guys!

PILOTS' RULES OF THE AIR

1. Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.

2. If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull the
stick back, they get smaller. That is, unless you keep pulling the stick
all the way back, then they get bigger again.

3. Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous.

4. It's always better to be down here wishing you were up there than up
there wishing you were down here.

5. The ONLY time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

6. The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep
the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start
sweating.

7. When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided
with the sky.

8. A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great'
landing is one after which they can use the plane again.

9. Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make
all of them yourself.

10. You know you've landed with the wheels up if it takes full power to
taxi to the ramp.

11. The probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle
of arrival. Large angle of arrival, small probability of survival and
vice versa.

12. Never let an aircraft take you somewhere your brain didn't get to
five minutes earlier.

13. Stay out of clouds. The silver lining everyone keeps talking about
might be another airplane going in the opposite direction. Reliable
sources also report that mountains have been known to hide out in
clouds.

14. Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the
number of take offs you've made.

15. There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing.
Unfortunately no one knows what they are.

16. You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience.
The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of
luck.

17. Helicopters can't fly; they're just so ugly the earth repels them.

18. If all you can see out of the window is ground that's going round
and round and all you can hear is commotion coming from the passenger
compartment, things are not at all as they should be.

19. In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going
hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the
ground has yet to lose.

20. Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience
usually comes from bad judgment.

21. It's always a good idea to keep the pointy end going forward as much
as possible.

22. Keep looking around. There's always something you've missed.

23. Remember, gravity is not just a good idea. It's the law. And it's
not subject to appeal.

24. The three most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above you,
runway behind you, and a tenth of a second ago


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Old 02-28-2006, 10:42 PM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world, it will just barely kill you.
Bob Hoover



Don't cheat on your airplane. Fly it all the way to the crash.
Bob Hoover



Mr.Sadler, will you teach me how to fly full sclae just like you? You are the King of aerobatics and compared to you I'm terrible!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just one more lesson???
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:47 PM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

question-- A twin engine airplane has lost both engines, how far will it go???








wait for it








keep going










just a little further


















































Answer--- ALL THE WAY TO THE SCENE OF THE CRASH!!!!
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:48 PM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

I disagree with #23. There is no suck thing as gravity--the Earth just sucks.
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:51 PM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

"There's old pilots, and there's bold pilots. But there are no old,bold pilots"

Don't know who said it, but it's something I remember from way back.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:14 PM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

Mr.Sadler, will you teach me how to fly full sclae just like you? You are the King of aerobatics and compared to you I'm terrible!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just one more lesson???
Matt Chapman[/quote]

SURE HE DID!
  • If God meant man to fly, He'd have given him more money.
  • A helicopter is a collection of rotating parts going round and round and reciprocating parts going up and down - all of them trying to become random in motion.
  • My favorite:
  • Today we crossed Nebraska in 7 minutes. I think that's the best way to cross Nebraska.
  • SR-71 pilot's logbook
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:38 PM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

Thought I would throw this one in here. My favorite quote of all time and I think any aviation enthusiast can relate.


For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward , for there you have been, and for there you will long to return.

- Leonardo DaVinci -
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:25 AM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

One of the funniest things I heard from a Cessna 172 pilot after a crash.

Scene setter...
An early model Continental 145Hp 172 taking off from a grass strip with 3 other big guys on board got airbourne and shortly after stalled into a marsh.

When asked what happened, he said

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"I had the 4 outs"

We asked "What daya mean the 4 outs"

"Well I ran out of runway, altitude, airspeed and ideas.. all at the same time"


Still laugh about it today
Alan
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:07 AM
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"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."

"Try to stay in the middle on the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edgesof the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees, and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there."

"As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and ask, 'What happened?'
The pilot's reply, 'I don't know, I just got here myself!'

"Never fly with someone braver than you."
(This may not be the reason I haven't flown with Biff)
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:24 AM
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"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world, it will just barely kill you."
Max Stanley(Northrop test pilot)

"Altitude Airspeed and brains. Two are always needed to succesfully complete the flight."

"A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all luck; three in a row is prevarication."

"mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:47 PM
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Re: Rules for the full scale guys!

When one of your engines quit on on a twin engine plane the remaining engine takes you to the scene of the accident.

3 worthless things in aviation. The runway behind you, the air above you, and the fuel you left on the ground.

There are those pilots that have landed with the gear up and those that will.

There are no flying goats. If you see one in a cloud, pull up.

Dan
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:44 PM
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High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:28 PM
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"Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag for the purpose of storing dead batteries."

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

"When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten."

"When a prang seem inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slowly and gently as possible."
(given to RAF pilots during WWII)

"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to it's maximum."
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