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Re: Safety One Liners

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:15 pm
by Rick Masters
Construction of an aerial vehicle which can carry even a single man requires the discovery of some
new metal or force but even with such a discovery, we could not expect one to do more than carry its owner.

-- Simon Newcome, U.S. Astronomer, 1903, forseeing the hang glider as the ultimate evolution of the airplane

The emergencies you train for almost never happen; It's the one you can't train for that kills you.
-- Ernest K. Gann

The hang glider is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.

A thunderstorm is never as bad on the inside as it appears on the outside - It's worse!

Re: Safety One Liners

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:26 pm
by Bill Cummings
CONCERNING TOWING HANG GLIDERS ALOFT:
My friend, Don Ray, while looking me straight in the eye said,
“IT’S HARD TO SOAR WITH THE EAGLES WHEN YOU’RE WORKING
WITH TURKYS!”
(I’m not sure about his meaning.)

Re: Safety One Liners

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:26 pm
by magentabluesky
A couple of true briefings to my copilots:

The I’m Scared, You’re Scared Briefing

If I’m scared and you’re scared, let’s go do something different, and feel free to speak up when you’re scared.


We did something different a few times.

The other one was:

If I have my head up my a_s, please let me know, and feel free to extricate it.

Re: Safety One Liners

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:48 pm
by eagle
Remember... with a lot of things in life.

"Take off is Optional, but Landing will be Mandatory"