Some pilots will make an emergency out of a bad brake check. Others, upon losing a wing, will ask for a lower altitude.
Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death I Shall Fear No Evil For I Am 80,000 Feet and Climbing. – Sign over the entrance to the SR-71 operating location on Kadena.
If an airplane is still in one piece, don’t cheat on it; Ride the bastard down. – Ernest K. Gann
If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. – Bob Hoover
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man…landing is the first!
Experience is the knowledge that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
The future in aviation is the next 30 seconds. Long term planning is an hour and a half.
A ‘good’ landing is one from which you can walk away. A ‘great’ landing is one after which they can use the airplane again.