Travelers are always discoverers, especially those who travel by air. There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas.
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.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.
In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships, we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries.
Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every Saturday morning to the nearest airport, ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars, and clean up the hangars.
Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you feel the impact.
I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.
These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.
I want to bring passengers on my airplanes to present to them my product.
I'm carded for R-rated movies. And I get talked down to a lot. When I try to go rent a car or buy an airplane ticket or other stuff adults do, I get "Okaaaaaay, honey." I remember when I was 18, getting crayons in a restaurant.
If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create an agency the size of NASA to build one.
There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
Lets take flight simulation as an example. If youre trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You dont have to get in an airplane until late in the process.
The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that.
I thought that automobiles were going to have mufflers and go fast and airplanes were going to fly fast.
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
In Germany air became generally accepted Berlin in this area. It operated with 45 airplanes within the Low Cost range from Germany, and is one the most successful carriers in Europe.
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