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Old May 9th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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WISDOM - FROM THE MILITARY MANUAL

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"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." - U.S. Air Force Manual

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

- General MacArthur

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"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me."

- U.S. Marine corps Gunnery Sgt.

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"Tracers work both ways."

- U.S. Army Ordnance

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"Five second fuses only last three seconds."

- Infantry Journal

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"Any ship can be a minesweeper..... Once."

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"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."

- Unknown Marine Recruit

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"If you see a bomb technician running, keep up with him."

- USAF Ammo Troop

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"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death , I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."

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

- Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)

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

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"If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe."

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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."

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"Even with ammunition, the USAF is just another expensive flying club."

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

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"Never trade luck for skill."

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The three most common expressions (or famous last words), in aviation are:

"Why is it doing that?"

"Where are we?"

And

"Oh S---!"

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"Airspeed, altitude and brains.

Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight."

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"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation;

We never left one up there!"

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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."

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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-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970

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"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."

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"You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal."

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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 a bloodied pilot and asks,

"What happened?"

The pilot's reply: "I don't know, I just got here myself!"

- Attributed to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)


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WISDOM - FROM THE MILITARY MANUAL

"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death , I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."


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Nice. I used to work at Patrick AFB and would watch U2's "launch".. Those babies would get up and get out of there.
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I have to agree totally with General MacArthur re/ the pen, sword and automatic weapons fire !!
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I have to agree totally with General MacArthur re/ the pen, sword and automatic weapons fire !!
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Some of those sayings brought back memories from my military past.

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Well, I'm glad to see that DTW has " surfaced "--I was beginning to wonder about his whereabouts--- welcome back from wherever !
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