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'If the enemy is in range, so are you.'


- Infantry Journal-


'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.'


-US.Air Force Manual -


'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'


- General MacArthur -


'You, you, and you .... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.'


- U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.-


'Tracers work both ways.'


-U.S. Army Ordnance Manual-


'Five second fuses only last three seconds.'


-Infantry Journal -


The three most useless things in aviation are:Fuel in the bowser; Runway behind you; and Air above you.


-Basic Flight Training Manual-


'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'


- Maritime Ops Manual -


'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'


- Unknown Marine Recruit-


'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.'


-USAF Ammo Troop-


'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'


- Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-


'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach3.'


-Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-


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


-Unknown Author-


'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'


- Fixed Wing Pilot-


'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane,you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'


-Multi-Engine Training Manual-


'Without ammunition, the USAFis just an expensive flying club.'


-Unknown Author-


'If you hear me yell;"Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echos.' If you stop to ask "Why?",


you'll be talking to yourself, because you're the pilot.'


-Pre-flight Briefing from a 104 Pilot-


'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?


If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; butIf ATC screws up, .....


the pilot dies.'


-Sign over Control Tower Door-


'Never trade luck for skill.'


-Author Unknown-


The three most common expressions (or famous last words)in military aviation are:'Did you feel that?''What's that noise?' and'Oh S...!' or(appended from the Arkansas Air National Guard):"Hold my beer and watch this!"


-Authors Unknown-


'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'


-Basic Flight Training Manual-


'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation -


we have never left one up there!'


- Unknown Author -


'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plightto a person on the ground incapable of understandingor doing anything about it.'


- Emergency Checklist-


'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world;


it can just barely kill you.'


- Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot) -


'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'


-Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB, AZ-


'If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.'


- Sign over Carrier Group Operations Desk-


'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.'


- Lead-in Fight er Training Manual -


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


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there are more airplanes in the sea than submarines in the air.



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