Fighter Pilots Famous Quotes & Sayings

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23 Fighter Pilots Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Fighter Pilots Sayings By David Kirby: Nearly one-quarter of all orcas captured for display during the late sixties and early seventies Nearly one-quarter of all orcas captured for display during the late sixties and early seventies showed signs of bullet wounds. Royal Canadian fighter pilots used to bomb orcas during practice runs, and in 1960, private fishing lodges on Vancouver Island persuaded the Canadian government to install a machine gun at Campbell River to cull the orca population. — David Kirby
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Fighter Pilots Sayings By W. H. Auden: The closest modern equivalent to the Homeric hero is the ace fighter pilot. The closest modern equivalent to the Homeric hero is the ace fighter pilot. — W. H. Auden
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Fighter Pilots Sayings By Chuck Yeager: Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don't do, you don't believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane. — Chuck Yeager
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Robin Olds: There's a lot of Hollywood bullshit about flying. I mean, look at the movies about There's a lot of Hollywood bullshit about flying. I mean, look at the movies about test pilots or fighter pilots who face imminent death. The controls are jammed or something really important has fallen off the plane, and these guys are talking like magpies; their lives are flashing past their eyes, and they're flailing around in the cockpit. It just doesn't happen. You don't have time to talk. You're too damn busy trying to get out of the problem you're in to talk or ricochet around the cockpit. Or think about what happened the night after your senior prom. — Robin Olds
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Timothy McVeigh: If there is a hell, then I'll be in good company with a lot of If there is a hell, then I'll be in good company with a lot of fighter pilots who also had to bomb innocents to win the war. — Timothy McVeigh
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Adolf Galland: Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning. — Adolf Galland
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Buzz Aldrin: Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don't have emotions. They think, anticipate. They Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don't have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what's going on and what you should be involved in. — Buzz Aldrin
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Jimmy Doolittle: Adolf Galland said that the day we took our fighters off the bombers and put Adolf Galland said that the day we took our fighters off the bombers and put them against the German fighters, that is, went from defensive to offsensive, Germany lost the air war. I made that decision and it was my most important decision during World War II. As you can imagine, the bomber crews were upset. The fighter pilots were ecstatic. — Jimmy Doolittle
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Adolf Galland: An excellent weapon and luck had been on my side. To be successful, the best An excellent weapon and luck had been on my side. To be successful, the best fighter pilot needs both. — Adolf Galland
Fighter Pilots Sayings By David McCampbell: Aggressiveness was a fundamental to success in airtoair combat and if you ever caught a Aggressiveness was a fundamental to success in airtoair combat and if you ever caught a fighter pilot in a defensive mood you had him licked before you started shooting. — David McCampbell
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Robin Olds: There are pilots and there are pilots; with the good ones, it is inborn. You There are pilots and there are pilots; with the good ones, it is inborn. You can't teach it. If you are a fighter pilot, you have to be willing to take risks. — Robin Olds
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Manfred Von Richthofen: The duty of the fighter pilot is to patrol his area of the sky, and The duty of the fighter pilot is to patrol his area of the sky, and shoot down any enemy fighters in that area. Anything else is rubbish. — Manfred Von Richthofen
Fighter Pilots Sayings By R.J. Childerhose: Although much has been written of the exploits of Canadians who answered the call to Although much has been written of the exploits of Canadians who answered the call to arms in World Wars I and II, nothing has been written about the young men who flocked to join the Cold War. Thanks to Canada's menacing presence, Russia has never invaded Germany.
The author menaced Russia, as a fighter pilot based in NATO Europe during the 1950s. Much of the material herein is derived from his diaries of that period. Some names have been changed to protect the guilty. Accounts have been embellished. No harm or libel is intended. The harm is to the author's self-image. The diaries reveal that he was brash and intolerant. He considers it one of life's miracles that his friends put up with him. — R.J. Childerhose
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Ken Follett: Weapons seem to be the issue now, isn't it?" "Aye," said Billy. "The Germans and Weapons seem to be the issue now, isn't it?" "Aye," said Billy. "The Germans and the Italians are supplying the rebels with guns and ammunition, as well as fighter planes and pilots. But no one is helping the elected Spanish government. — Ken Follett
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Michael Hastings: The general's staff is a handpicked collection of killers, spies, geniuses, patriots, political operators and The general's staff is a handpicked collection of killers, spies, geniuses, patriots, political operators and outright maniacs. There's a former head of British Special Forces, two Navy Seals, an Afghan Special Forces commando, a lawyer, two fighter pilots and at least two dozen combat veterans and counterinsurgency experts. They jokingly refer to themselves as Team America, taking the name from the South Park-esque sendup of military cluelessness, and they pride themselves on their can-do attitude and their disdain for authority. — Michael Hastings
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Adam Makos: Of the twenty-eight thousand German fighter pilots to see combat in WWII, only twelve hundred Of the twenty-eight thousand German fighter pilots to see combat in WWII, only twelve hundred survived the war. — Adam Makos
Fighter Pilots Sayings By L. Todd Rose: The Age of Average gave us a lot. Take clothing: We've all benefited remarkably from The Age of Average gave us a lot. Take clothing: We've all benefited remarkably from large, medium and small sizes making things affordable and available, but when it really counts - the wedding gown and the pressurized fighter pilot suit - it's bespoke all the way. — L. Todd Rose
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Charles H. MacDonald: If I were, to pick out the most valuable personal traits of a fighter pilot, If I were, to pick out the most valuable personal traits of a fighter pilot, aggressiveness would rate high on the list. Time and again, I have seen aggressive action, even from a disadvantageous position, completely rout a powerful Nip formation. — Charles H. MacDonald
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Ron McKeown: Beware the lessons of a fighter pilot who would rather fly a slide rule than Beware the lessons of a fighter pilot who would rather fly a slide rule than kick your ass! — Ron McKeown
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Evan Currie: Fighter pilots. What idiot idea possessed me to put fighter pilots at the controls of Fighter pilots. What idiot idea possessed me to put fighter pilots at the controls of starships? — Evan Currie
Fighter Pilots Sayings By John Trevor Godfrey: To be a good fighter pilot, there is one prime requisite think fast, and act To be a good fighter pilot, there is one prime requisite think fast, and act faster. — John Trevor Godfrey
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Nathan Farragut Twining: A top World War II ace once said that fighter pilots fall into two broad A top World War II ace once said that fighter pilots fall into two broad categories: those who go out to kill and those who, secretly, desperately, know they are going to get killed-the hunters and the hunted. — Nathan Farragut Twining
Fighter Pilots Sayings By Werner Molders: The most important thing for a fighter pilot is to get his first victory without The most important thing for a fighter pilot is to get his first victory without too much shock. — Werner Molders