"Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag for the purpose of storing dead batteries." unknown
"More than anything else, the sensation of flying is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination." Wilbur Wright
"The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939
"Instrument flying is when your mind gets a grip on the fact that there is vision beyond sight." U.S. Navy Approach magazine c. WWII
"If the Wright brothers were alive today Wilber would have to fire Orville to reduce costs." Herb Kelleher, founder Southwest Airlines, USA Today, June 8, 1994
"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
"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
"When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane, only then can you go flying." Donald Douglas
"It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane." Charles Lindbergh
Click on the link below to learn more about the history of his aviation accomplishments: