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Military/Aviation Quotes

Military & Aviation Thoughts and Advice:

"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 Corp 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, follow 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." - At the entrance to the old SR-71 operating base Kadena, Japan
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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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"Without ammunition, the USAF would be 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." Neither is a highly desirable outcome!
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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 Shit!"
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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." Mr. Piper Sr. said this in a speech- 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)

"The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."
-Will Rogers
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When in combat, remember that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.

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Friendly fire isnt.



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The security of every society must always depend, more or less, upon the martial spirit of the people. - Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations

A republic should make only partial peace. One must always have some little war in reserve, to keep up the partial peace. - Napoleon

Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity. - unknown

I hate war only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, and its stupidity. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

War is father and king of all. - Heraclitus

When war begins, then hell openth. - George Herbert

Sooner or later every war of trade becomes a war of blood. - Eugene Debs


Here are a few I've plucked out...some have more meaning to me today than ever.

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