Rules of the air

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Re: Rules of the air

Post by PawPaw » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:26 pm

MarkD wrote:Altitude. Airspeed. Ideas. Never run out of all three at the same time.

Aerobatics that are exciting at 10,000 feet are terrifying at 1,000.
Or, as a military pilot once told me. "If you hear me scream Eject, Eject, Eject, and you say "Huh?" He paused for dramatic effect. "You'll be talking to yourself."
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Re: Rules of the air

Post by First Shirt » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:36 pm

FWIW, my picks for the ten best:

1,3,4,5,7,10,20,21,23,24.

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Re: Rules of the air

Post by Jericho941 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:54 am

JustinR wrote:2. The dispatcher's butt is always safely on the ground.
5. The mechanic's butt is always safely on the ground.
9. The air traffic controller's butt is always safely on the ground.
2a, 5a and 9a: Nobody put a gun to your head and made you defy gravity. ;)

But that's probably covered by item 1 on Mekender's list.

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Re: Rules of the air

Post by Mike OTDP » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:20 am

A good pilot never forgets that the plane, maintainers, ATC, and ground are all trying to kill him.

(flight test law) When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the airplane, it can fly.

(another flight test law) Unmanned aviation offers the chance to have a Class A mishap with all the details recorded in excruciating detail...and without the dignity of getting killed.

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Re: Rules of the air

Post by randy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:30 am

Mike OTDP wrote:A good pilot never forgets that the plane, maintainers, ATC, and ground are all trying to kill him.
When I went through Nav School, we were taught that the number one goal of pilots was to kill navigators, so they required considerable watching to ensure they pointed the airplane where and when we told them to.
...even before I read MHI, my response to seeing a poster for the stars of the latest Twilight movies was "I see 2 targets and a collaborator".

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Re: Rules of the air

Post by Odahi » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:05 pm

Corollary to the flight test law: We will not launch until the paperwork weighs more than the spacecraft. (And usually not until at least a year after that, paperwork piles up QUICKLY)

Kapton tape is the duct tape of the spaceflight industry.
Birds gotta swim, fish gotta fly, assholes gotta ass.

"Common sense" is an oxymoron.

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Re: Rules of the air

Post by Odahi » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:11 pm

First Shirt wrote:FWIW, my picks for the ten best:

1,3,4,5,7,10,20,21,23,24.

Please bear in mind that this advice is worth just about what you paid for it.
I might substitute #19 for 20, but yeah. What he said.
Birds gotta swim, fish gotta fly, assholes gotta ass.

"Common sense" is an oxymoron.

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