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 greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be?--it is the same the angels breathe.
Pilots are drawn to flying because it's a perfect combination of science, romance and adventure.
The engine is the heart of an aeroplane, but the pilot is its soul.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
The time is gonna fly! You better make sure you're the pilot!
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Great pilots are made not born. . . . A man may possess good eyesight, sensitive hands, and perfect coordination, but the end result is only fashioned by steady coaching, much practice, and experience.
The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
The desire to reach for the sky runs very deep in the human psyche.
A pilot who says he has never been frightened in an airplane is, I'm afraid, lying.
Let your soul be your pilot.
Every pilot thinks they're the best pilot in the world. I think I'm the best pilot.
A superior pilot uses his superior judgment to avoid situations which require the use of his superior skill.
Nobody who has not been up in the sky on a glorious morning can possibly imagine the way a pilot feels in free heaven.
Gravity. It's not just a good idea; it's the law!
An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off.
A pilot must have a memory developed to absolute perfection. But there are two higher qualities which he also must have. He must have good and quick judgment and decision, and a cool, calm courage that no peril can shake.
If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
The pilot cannot mitigate the billows or calm the winds.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
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