If you’re thinking about being a pilot it’s no use keeping your feet on the ground when your dreams are up in the sky. Anthony T.Hincks
Gliders, sailplanes, they are wonderful flying machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird. Neil Armstrong
More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination. Wilbur Wright Early aviator
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home Jerry Crawford
Man alone resists the direction of gravitation: he constantly wants to fall–upwards. Freiderich Neitzsche
Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime. Adolf Galland
Any pilot can describe the mechanics of flying. What it can do for the spirit of man is beyond description. Barry Goldwater
There is an art to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Basic Flying Rules.…Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the
edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of
ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more
difficult to fly there.
Mankind has a perfect record in aviation … we never left one up there!
If a woman wants to fly, first of all she must, of course, abandon skirts and don a knickerbocker uniform. Harriet Quimby
I hate sailing! Troy Bradley, after landing his balloon in the ocean
I know that experts say you’re more likely to get hurt crossing the street than you are flying, but that doesn’t make me any less frightened of flying. If anything, it makes me more afraid of crossing the street. Ellen DeGeneres
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years. Wilbur Wright
Flight is the only truly new sensation than men have achieved in modern history. James Dickey
You’re flying Buzz! No Woody we’re falling in style! Walt Disney
My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly!. Adria Arjona Actress
To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. Otto Lilienthal
Aviation is fine as a sport. But as an instrument of war, it is worthless. Ferdinand Foch
I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly. Leonardo da Vinci
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 wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.— John Gillespie Magee, Jr
If God had intended us to fly, he’d have never given us railways.
Michael Flanders Actor
Maybe that’s why I like gymnastics – because I like to fly. Nadia Comaneci
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. C S Lewis
How do can you know if there’s a pilot present at a party? They will tell you!
In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind. Leonardo da Vinciy
Flying is a lot like playing a musical instrument; you’re doing so many things and thinking of so many other things, all at the same time. It becomes a spiritual experience. Dusty Mctavish
I just want that sensation you have in dreams when you fly to be real. Janet Montgomery
As a child, I dreamed that my bed could fly and glide and swoop and hover high over the countryside near my home while, snug and secure, I looked down in wonder at the great carpet of life that seemed so perfect beneath me. Michael Leunig Cartoonist
Airspeed, altitude, and brains. Two are always needed to successfully
complete the flight.
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky. Amelia Earhart
A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the study of so vast a subject. A time will come when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them. Seneca, Roman philosopher, 1st century AD
Helicopters don’t fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them. Tom Clancy
I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly. Bessie Coleman American aviatrix
I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could. Evel Knievel
My soul is in the sky. William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Act V. Scene I
Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death I Shall Fear No Evil For I am
80,000 feet and Climbing. Sign over the entrance to the SR-71
operating location on Kadena AB Okinawa.
Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight – for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created. Gordon Cooper American astronaut
There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. Carl Sandburg
I know he’d be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly. John Denver
I give that landing a 9 . . . on the Richter scale!
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. J M Barrie, Peter Pan
I was hooked on aviation, made model airplanes, and never thought I would be able to fly myself. It cost too much. But then World War II came along and changed all that. John Glenn
The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together. Bill Gates
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Man must rise above the Earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives. Socrates