WISDOM - FROM THE MILITARY MANUAL
l If the enemy is in range, so are you. - Infantry Journal
l It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed. -
l Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. - Gen. MacArthur
l You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me. - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.
l Tracers work both ways. - U.S. Army Ordnance
l Five second fuses only last three seconds. - Infantry Journal
l Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.
l Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do. - Unknown Marine Recruit
l If you see a bomb technician running, keep up with him. - USAF Ammo Troop
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l You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3. - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
l The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
l If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.
l When one engine fails on a twin-engine plane, you have enough power to get to the scene of the crash.
l The similarity between ATC and pilots is: If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, the pilot dies.
l Never trade luck for skill.
l The three most common last words in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?" "Where are we?" and "Oh Shit!"
l Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.
l Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!
l Flying the plane is more important than telling a person on the ground who can do nothing about it.
l The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you. - Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
l There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime. - Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
l If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.
l You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.
l 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 replies, "I don't know, I just got here myself." - Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)