«Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.»
— Captain A. G. Lamplugh, British Aviation Insurance Group, London. c. early 1930’s.
«Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication»
– Leonardo Da Vinci
The above proverb might have been the inspiration for the following:
«Perfection is achieved, not when there is more to ad,
but when there is nothing left to remove!»
– Aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery (known for the book The Little Prince)
«Any runway gets to short if you land in the wrong end!»
– Captain Tor Rød, Widerøe of Norway
He was one of the Captains who taught me to fly Twin Otter on the STOL ports of Norway!
Captain Rød is no longer with us, but will always be remembered as a colleague, mentor, friend and a great aviator, one of the best!
«The biggest threat to aviation safety is the male ego!»
– Donita Holland, hang glider pioneer.
This proverb is repeated in the next blog about men, as well. It cannot be repeated often enough!
“Flying through rocks is later in the program” – Jonathan Livingston Seagull
«Men are so afraid of losing face that they lose their head and break their neck!»
(This time we are talking about the Male part of Mankind). Also repeated in the blog below!
– Captain Stein Arne Fossum