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Thread: WISDOM FROM TRAINING MANUALS

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    WISDOM FROM TRAINING MANUALS

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

    - Infantry Journal-

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

    - US. Air Force Manual -

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

    - General Mac Arthur -

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

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    'Tracers work both ways.'
    - Army Ordnance Manual-

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    'Five second fuses last about three seconds.'
    - Infantry Journal -

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

    -Basic Flight Training Manual-

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    'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
    - Naval Ops Manual -

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    'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'
    - Unknown Infantry Recruit-

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    'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up to him.'
    - Infantry Journal-

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    '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-

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    'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.'

    -Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-

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

    -Unknown Author-

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

    - Fixed Wing Pilot-

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    '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-

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    'Without ammunition, the Air Force is just an expensive flying club.'

    -Unknown Author-

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    'If you hear me yell;"Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echoes.'
    If you stop to ask "Why?", you'll be talking to yourself, because by then you'll be the pilot.'

    -Pre-flight Briefing from a Canadian F104 Pilot-

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    'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
    If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but If ATC screws up.... the pilot dies.'

    -Sign over Control Tower Door-

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    'Never trade luck for skill.'
    -Author Unknown-

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    The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in military aviation are: 'Did you feel that?' 'What's that noise?' and 'Oh S...!'

    -Authors Unknown-

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

    -Basic Flight Training Manual-

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    'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'

    - Emergency Checklist-

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    'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.'

    - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot) -

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    'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'
    -Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB, AZ-

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    'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.' - Lead-in Fighter Training Manual -

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    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 the bloodied pilot and asks, 'What happened?'
    The pilot's reply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!'
    Jesus was a Woodworker

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    those are great, I sent them to my pilot buddy
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Those were great... I got a good chuckle out of them.
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    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

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    I heard another one that said. "Choppers don't fly, they beat the air into submission."

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    The one about getting lost in an SR71 at Mach 3 is funny. Just imagine. Especially if my wife was the navigator. "Oh honey we were supposed to turn back there. By the time she wakes up we would be half way across the world. Then i would get the comment " you know i hate reading while you driving". " What you want me to stop so you can check the map.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    The one about getting lost in an SR71 at Mach 3 is funny. Just imagine. Especially if my wife was the navigator. "Oh honey we were supposed to turn back there. By the time she wakes up we would be half way across the world. Then i would get the comment " you know i hate reading while you driving". " What you want me to stop so you can check the map.
    I met an SR 71 pilot once and I asked him how fast they flew. He told me he couldn't answer but said that if they started a right turn over Kansas they would finish the turn over CUBA
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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