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aviation Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about aviation
  1. #1
    “The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall.”
  2. #2
    “There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings. More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost if you can conceive of such a combination.”
  3. #3
    “For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life.”
  4. #4
    “It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.”
  5. #5
    “We figured that Lilienthal in five years of time had spent only about five hours in actual gliding through the air. The wonder was not that he had done so little, but that he had accomplished so much.
  6. #6
    “Thousands of men had thought about flying machines and a few had even built machines which they called flying machines, but these were guilty of almost everything except flying.”
  7. #7
    “My brother and I became seriously interested in the problem of human flight in 1899 ... We knew that men had by common consent adopted human flight as the standard of impossibility. When a man said, “It can’t be done; a man might as well try to fly,” he was understood as expressing the final limit of impossibility.”
  8. #8
    “After these years of experience I look with amazement upon our audacity in attempting flights with a new and untried machine under such circumstances.”