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Safety One Liners

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:25 am

This topic is intended to be a collection of short and memorable safety tips. Please contribute any of your own favorites.

This topic was inspired by one of Robin Hastings weekly posts to the Rio Grande club's forum that ended with this:

"If there's any question about launching - you already answered the question."

Thanks Robin!!!   :salute:
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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:33 am

"When in doubt, whup it out."

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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby wingspan33 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:00 am

Okay, here's an old one -

Remember, you'd rather be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground!
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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby wingspan33 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:13 am

And then another one popped into my mind -

There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old bold pilots!

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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby Frank Colver » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:02 pm

This isn't exactly a universal "safety one liner" but it is one I've used several times back in my mountain flying HG days.

"WAIT, I'M GOING TO PACK IT UP AND RIDE BACK DOWN IN YOUR TRUCK!

It's probably why I'm sitting here now writing on this computer.

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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby wingspan33 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:26 pm

I thought of an original "safety" line back when I was an instructor.

Consistency is the mark of skills attained.

It was something I'd say to a student indicating that they still needed consistency in a certain skill (to be safe) or, that they'd achieved consistency and were now safe (to advance to the next step).
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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby wingspan33 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:27 pm

Oh, and here's one of the simplest and shortest safety one liners -

Be Patient.

add-ons could include -

. . . and the wind will pick up.

. . . and the wind will straighten out.

or,

. . . we will have you out of that tree in no time! :mrgreen:
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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:28 pm

"Only two things fall from the sky, sonny boy - bird poop and fools."

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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby reluctantsparrow » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:25 pm

There is an art, or rather a knack to flying.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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Re: Safety One Liners

Postby Red » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:25 am

Campers,

Okay, I can play, too.

"Never fly further or faster than your guardian angel can fly."
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