Thursday, May 24, 2018

Murphy’s laws origin

The following article was excerpted from The Desert Wings March 3, 1978 Murphy's Law ("If anything can go wrong, it will") was born at Edwards Air...

Optimists and Pessimists

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. — George Bernard Shaw

Ever growing price

"In the year 2054, the entire defence budget will purchase just one aircraft. This aircraft will have to be shared by the Air Force...

Legendary Sikorsky

"The helicopter approaches closer than any other to fulfillment of mankind's ancient dreams of the flying horse and the magic carpet." Igor Sikorsky

Awareness

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway." Mary Kay Ash...

Moon or not

For years politicians have promised the Moon. I'm the first one to be able to deliver it. — Richard Nixon, 1969.

Black box stuff

If black boxes survive air crashes — why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff? — George Carlin