By Dave English
Concisely shooting flying's specific attract and pleasure in addition to its humor and tragedy, this follow-up to the author's renowned Slipping the Surly Bonds: nice Quotations on Flight beneficial properties six hundred extra memorable options on flight. * excellent gift and normal curiosity booklet, ideal for museum retailers * matters comprise the sweetness of Flight, Airports, wrestle, security, house Flight, UFOs, Pilots, and Birds * contains quotations from Amelia Earhart, Wilbur Wright, and Roger Caras
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There will be a time in our future history when the solar system will be explored and inhabited by men who will be looking outward toward the first trip to the stars. To them and to all who come after us, the present moment will be a pivotal instant in the history of mankind. CARL SAGAN London lecture at Eugene, Oregon 1970 Predictions 43 Future growth potential looks unlimited . . one gross weight doubling, and possibly two, is predicted by 1985; nuclear power can drive [the C5A’s] optimum weight to 5 or 10 million pounds before the year 2000.
CORNELIA FORT, WAFS, 1942 I can cure your men of walking off the [flight] program. Let’s put on the girls. JACQUELINE COCHRAN Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can’t possibly be good pilots. . The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hangar pilots is to show them. CORNELIA FORT There is a decided prejudice on the part of the general public against being piloted by a woman, and as great an aversion, partially because of this, by executives of those companies whose activities require employing pilots.
CAPTAIN LINCOLN LEE first words of Three-Dimensioned Darkness: The World of the Airline Pilot 1962 Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight … for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created. L. GORDON “GORDO” COOPER quoted in the New York Times prayer while orbiting the earth 22 May 1963 24 THE AIR UP THERE The facts are that flying satisfies deeply rooted desires.