• He knew that we gave constant lip service to the dictates of safety and howled like Christians condemned to the arena if any compromise were made of it. He knew we were seekers after ease, suspicious, egotistic, and stubborn to a fault. He also knew that none of us would have continued our careers unless we had always been, and still were, helpless before this opportunity to take a chance.

    Ernest K. Gann (1986). “Fate is the Hunter: A Pilot's Memoir”, p.178, Simon and Schuster