Quotes on Flight

Quotes on Flight

“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? —it is the same the angels breathe.” — Mark Twain

“Can the magic of flight ever be carried by words? I think not.” — Michael Parfit

“The fascination of flight can’t be expressed with words. But it really lies beyond the capabilities of human endeavor. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never be able to forget it.”
— Friedrich Oblessor

“Flying was a very tangible freedom. In those days, it was beauty, adventure, discovery — the epitome of breaking into new worlds.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I’ve never known an industry that can get into people’s blood the way aviation does.” — Robert Six

“I’ve had a ball.” — Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager, describing his 30 year Air Force career.

“It was quite a day. I don’t know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets. . . . This is a little unusual, I think.” — John Glenn

“To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home.” — anon

“Pilots are a rare kind of human. They leave the ordinary surface of the word, to purify their soul in the sky, and they come down to earth, only after receiving the communion of the infinite.” — Jos-Maria Velasco Ibarra

“The cockpit was my office. It was a place where I experienced many emotions and learned many lessons. It was a place of work, but also a keeper of dreams. It was a place of deadly serious encounters, yet there I discovered much about life. I learned about joy and sorrow, pride and humility, fear and overcoming fear. I saw much from that office that most people would never see. ” — Brian Shul

“Flying is a lot like playing a musical instrument; you’re doing so many things and thinking of so many other things, all at the same time. It becomes a spiritual experience. Something wonderful happens in the pit of your stomach.” — Dusty McTavish

“You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.” — Amelia Earhart

“My soul is in the sky.” — William Shakespeare

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