Some military/pilot wisdom

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by richtee, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    '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.'
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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.'
    (quote from an Aggie Pilot)
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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)
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    as a buff I liked that rich.
     
  3. nh3b's

    nh3b's Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I always liked the Air Force, They dropped me where I needed to be[​IMG] On target too[​IMG]

    Infantry is the backbone of the military[​IMG] Always has and always will be! Hoo Raa!
     
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lots of wisdom in those words..................
     
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    good one rich.........this and the Chief Petty Officer one, i copied and pasted to my boy.........i am sure he will enjoy em
     
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ain't that the truth, my favorite was if the combat engineer says whoops, what's next?
     
  7. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good reading.

    "A good run is better than a bad fight anyday. Live to fight another day." Col. Colvin-101st Airborne

    "If you reach an obstacle you have three choices. Go over it. Go around it. Or pound the damn thing into the ground until you don't have to worry about it anymore." Col. Colvin-101st Airborne
     

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