Sunday, February 18, 2018

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

Round trip…

Tower: Have a good trip. Pilot: Make that a round trip . . . — Lloyd Lace, USAAF, 1944. Said before departing on C-46 missions, flying...

Shot down by mosquito

I wanted to go back for another 50 missions, but they ruled it out because I had a case of malaria that kept recurring....

First Fokker ever built

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the very first Fokker airplane built in the world. The Dutch call it the mother Fokker. — Custodian at...

Prop plane or warp nacelle?

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? — Captain Picard, from "Star Trek: The...
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