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Mar-15-2007

Military Wisdom II

Military Wisdom II

“Don’t ever be the first, don’t ever be the last, and don’t ever
volunteer to do anything.”
– U.S. Navy Swabbie

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“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”
– David Hackworth

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“If your attack is going too well, you’re walking into an ambush.”
– Infantry Journal

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“No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.”
– Joe Gay

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“Any ship can be a minesweeper … once.”
– Anonymous

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“Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.”
– Unknown Marine Recruit

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“Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.”
– Your Buddies

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“Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than
submarines in the sky.”
– From an old carrier sailor

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“When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have
enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.”

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“What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies;
If ATC screws up, …. the pilot dies.”

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“Progress in airline flying: now a flight attendant can get a pilot
pregnant.”

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“I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous.”

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“Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!”

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“Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a
person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.”

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“When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was
forgotten.”

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Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: “When a prang (crash) seems
inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the
vicinity as slow and gently as possible.”

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“The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just
barely kill you.”
– Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

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“Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.”

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Basic Flying Rules: “Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go
near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the
appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is
much more difficult to fly there.”

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