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|Remote Pilot (small unmanned aircraft)|
|FAR Part 107
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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CYA !! (nobody else will...)
Try not. Do or do not, there is no try.
It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in
doing what is necessary.
-- Sir Winston Churchill
One never learns more about a subject than when teaching it. One cannot give what one does not have.
14CFR Part 61 describes how to obtain an airman certificate,
14CFR Part 91 describes how to lose it.
Flying is a hard way to earn an easy living.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist, the parachute.
If helicopters are so safe, how come there are no vintage helicopter fly-ins?
Death is just nature's way of telling you to watch your airspeed.
Real planes use only a single stick to fly. This is why bulldozers &
helicopters -- in that order -- need two.
As a pilot only two bad things can happen to you and one of them will:
a. One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight.
b. One day you will walk out to the aircraft not knowing that it is your last flight.
There are Rules and there are Laws.
The Rules are made by men who think that they know better how to fly your airplane than you.
Laws (of Physics) were ordained by nature.
You can, and sometimes should, suspend the Rules but you can never suspend the Laws.
a. The rules are a good place to hide if you don't have a better idea and the talent to execute it.
b. If you deviate from a rule, it must be a flawless performance..
The ideal pilot is the perfect blend of discipline and aggressiveness.
The medical profession is the natural enemy of the aviation profession..
Ever notice that the only experts who decree that the age of the pilot is
over are people who have never flown anything?
In spite of the intensity of their feelings that the pilot's day is over,
I know of no expert who has volunteered to be a passenger in a non-piloted aircraft.
He who demands everything that his aircraft can give him is a pilot; he that demands one iota more is a fool.
There are certain aircraft sounds that can only be heard at night.
The aircraft limits are only there in case there is another flight by that
If subsequent flights do not appear likely, there are no limits.
Flying is a great way of life for men who want to feel like boys, but not for those who still are.
"If the Wright brothers were alive today, Wilbur would have to fire Orville
to reduce costs."
--- President, DELTA Airlines.
It's not that all airplane pilots are good-looking.
Just that good-looking people seem more capable of flying airplanes.
Son, you're going to have to make up your mind about growing up and becoming a pilot. You can't do both.
There are only two types of aircraft -- fighters and targets.
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline baggage.
You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you're grateful.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.