"I think it is a pity to lose the romantic side of flying and simply to accept it as a common means of transport." Amy Johnson
While she was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930, this was only one of her many aviation records set in her career.
Read about her life story here.
"Flying does not rely so much on strength, as on physical and mental co-ordination." Raymonde de Laroche, first woman pilot March 8, 1909
The first woman to be awarded a pilot's license, she earned the nickname the "Baroness of Flight".
"Flying the Feathered Edge captures my life story in an authentic and accurate way. I don't know how it could have been done any better" Bob Hoover
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." Ralph Waldo Emerson
A well renowned poet, whose words ring true, for many of us can relate to this quote.
See his biography here.
"When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane, only then can you go flying." Donald Douglas
"Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us." George Allen
"Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions." Winston Churchill
"There is no reason why the aeroplane should not open up a fruitful occupation for women". Harriet Quimby, first American woman to earn her pilot's license
"You've got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected." Neil Armstrong
While we know him as the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong had a very distinguished career as a test pilot. You also might be interested in reading his biographical book
"And let's get one thing straight. There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight." E. B. Jeppesen
"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests." Epictetus
"Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job." Jim Lovell
Jim Lovell was most famously remembered for his obstacles encountered on Apollo 13. Only by keeping a cool head and "working the problem", was he able to return safely back to Earth.