National Aviation Day is on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Here’s a few quotes about flying in both the figurative and literal sense:
“If you are bored flying, your standards are too low.” — Lauran Paine Jr. in an article in Sport Aviation, June 2014.
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
“Disneyland takes something that’s safe and gives you the illusion that it’s dangerous. We take something that’s dangerous and give you the illusion it’s safe.” — Larry Salganek, who is a jet warbird instructor in AOPA Pilot magazine in the June 2014 edition.
“In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young” — Mary Garden
“Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” — Eddie Rickenbacker
“Sports, entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude” — John Travolta
“In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate” — Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie from “Peter Pan”
“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ― J.M. Barrie