Pilot Quotes (49 quotes)
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own. Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying. The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.
The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? The natural function of the wing is to soar upwards and carry that which is heavy up to the place where dwells the race of gods. More than any other thing that pertains to the body it partakes of the nature of the divine. 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.
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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old aviation quotes, aviation sayings, and aviation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home. The highest art form of all is a human being in control of himself and his airplane in flight, urging the spirit of a machine to match his own. Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death. Aviation has struck a delicately balanced world, a world where stability was already giving way to the pressure of new dynamic forces, a world dominated by a mechanical, materialist, Western European civilization.
There is an art … to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Landing on the ship during the daytime is like sex, it's either good or it's great. Landing on the ship at night is like a trip to the dentist, you may get away with no pain, but you just don't feel comfortable. Flying a plane is no different from riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. Listen to the classic original cockpit conversation mp3.