130+ Amazing Pilot Quotes for You, The Future Sky Rider

130+ Amazing Pilot Quotes for You, The Future Sky Rider
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Tripboba.com - Being a pilot is one of the popular dreams when we were a child. We were amazed by the appearance of a pilot or the ability to ride the coolest thing in the world, the airplane.

But, working as a pilot is never be so easy to do. That's why there are so many things you should learn if you have a dream to become a pilot, either airplane or fighter pilot, to fly like a bird in the big blue sky.

Inside this article, Tripboba has collected more than 130 amazing pilot quotes that can inspire you or ensure you to achieve your dream, to become a pilot.

Famous Pilot Quotes

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For you, here are some famous pilot quotes. Maybe you have heard some of them before.

  • "Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying." - Neil Armstrong

  • "I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own." - Muhammad Ali

  • "The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be?--it is the same the angels breathe." - Mark Twain

  • "Pilots are drawn to flying because it's a perfect combination of science, romance and adventure." - Charles Lindbergh

  • "The engine is the heart of an aeroplane, but the pilot is its soul." - Walter Alexander Raleigh

  • "Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest." - Epicurus

  • "Great pilots are made not born. . . . A man may possess good eyesight, sensitive hands, and perfect coordination, but the end result is only fashioned by steady coaching, much practice, and experience." - Johnnie Johnson

  • "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

  • "The time is gonna fly! You better make sure you're the pilot!" - John Addison

  • "Let your soul be your pilot." - Sting

  • "The desire to reach for the sky runs very deep in the human psyche." - Cesar Pelli

  • "The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets." - Al McGuire

  • "Nobody who has not been up in the sky on a glorious morning can possibly imagine the way a pilot feels in free heaven." - William T. Piper

  • "A superior pilot uses his superior judgment to avoid situations which require the use of his superior skill." - Frank Borman

  • "Beauty is the pilot of the young soul." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Every pilot thinks they're the best pilot in the world. I think I'm the best pilot." - Gordon Bethune

  • "Gravity. It's not just a good idea; it's the law!" - Adam Savage

  • "If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible." - Bob Hoover

  • "I was in the pilot for Spinal Tap before it was a movie." - Nina Blackwood

  • "Take me to the pilot of your soul." - Elton John

  • "To be a bodyguard is to be a kamikaze pilot. Dedicated." - Mr. T

Pilot Quotes and Sayings

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Check some of the pilot quotes and sayings below.

  • "A pilot must have a memory developed to absolute perfection. But there are two higher qualities which he also must have. He must have good and quick judgment and decision, and a cool, calm courage that no peril can shake." - Mark Twain

  • "A pilot who says he has never been frightened in an airplane is, I'm afraid, lying." - Louise Thaden

  • "If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off." - Chuck Yeager

  • "The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests." - Epictetus

  • “And like no other sculpture in the history of art, the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand, and join their life with the pilot's own.” ― Richard Bach, A Gift Of Wings

  • “There's only one job in this world that gives you an office in the sky; and that is pilot.” ― Mohith Agadi

  • "As for the peasant so for the pilot, dawn and twilight become events of consequence. His essential problems are set him by the mountain, the sea, the wind. Alone before the vast tribunal of the tempestuous sky, the pilot defends his mails and debates on terms of equality with those three elemental divinities.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • “Pilots have an established history of committing mass murder during their suicides.” ― Steven Magee

  • “Be a pilot upon thoughts. Never let thoughts as a pilot upon you.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

  • “If you really wanna fly, learn to befriend the winds.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

  • "Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. The cloud clears as you enter it. I have learned this, but like everyone, I learned it late.” ― Beryl Markham

  • "But that slim young man over there in uniform, with the enormous watch on his wrist and the withdrawn look on his face, that young officer who is so shy that he can’t even open his mouth unless the subject is flying— that young pilot— well, my friends, his ego is even bigger!— so big, it’s breathtaking!” ― Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff

  • "Hang on to your hats boys. It’s time to fly."― BH McKechnie

  • "One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground." - Sonny Perdue

  • "As a pilot, I can tell you drones may be a lot of things; airplanes they are not." - Robin Hayes

  • "After I graduated Star City school, I entered to the Tambov Military School of Pilots because I really wanted to be a pilot, and in Russia, it's one of the steps of how you make a career as a cosmonaut. You have to be a military pilot or an engineer." - Sergey Volkov

  • "Two months after I got out of test pilot school, I saw an advert that said NASA was recruiting more astronauts. The best job you could have as a test pilot was being an astronaut, so I volunteered." - Charles Duke

  • "Very few pilots even know how to read Morse code anymore. But if a pilot could read Morse code, he could tell which beacon he was approaching by the code that was flashing from it." - Mike Ferguson

  • "The small amount of vanity is fatal in aeroplane fighting. Self-distrust is rather the quality to which many a pilot owes his protracted existence." - Eddie Rickenbacker.

  • "Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute." – Gil Stern.

  • "Beware the lessons of a fighter pilot who would rather fly a slide rule than kick your ass." - Ron McKeown.

  • "The closest modern equivalent to the Homeric hero is the ace fighter pilot." - W.H.Auden.

  • "To be a good fighter pilot, there is one prime requisite think fast, and act faster." - John Trevor Godfrey.

  • "The most important thing for a fighter pilot is to get his victory without too much shock." - Werner Molders.

Airplane Pilot Quotes

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These pilot quotes might tell you how great it is to be someone who drives an airplane.

  • “And like no other sculpture in the history of art, the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand, and join their life with the pilot's own.” ― Richard Bach, A Gift Of Wings
  • “Do you believe in God?” asked the girl once again.
    “Yes, I do, I guess. Perhaps more so when I am in trouble. Especially when I am flying in an airplane.” ― Abhaidev, That Thing About You
  • “One of the greatest inventions of the 20th century -- indeed, one of the landmark inventions in the history of the human race -- was the work of a couple of young men who had never gone to college and who were just bicycle mechanics in Dayton, Ohio. That part of the United States is often referred to as 'flyover country' because it is part of America that the east coast and west coast elites fly over on their way to what they consider more important places. But they are able to fly over it only because of those mechanics in Dayton.” ― Thomas Sowell

  • “To fly Boeing or not to fly Boeing, that is the question.” ― Steven Magee

  • The air is the only place free from prejudice. - Bessie Coleman

  • "Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one’s enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one’s self increases. - Manfred von Richthofen a.k.a Red Baron

  • Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it. - Chesley Sullenberger

  • Never fly straight and level for more than 30 seconds in the combat area. - Adolph Malan

  • The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies. - Wilbur Wright

  • I could have gone on flying through space forever. - Yuri Gagarin

  • "Death is the handmaiden of the pilot. Sometimes it comes by accident, sometimes by an act of God. - Albert Scott Crossfield

  • "If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. - Bob Hoover

  • In the case of pilots, it is a little touch of madness that drive us to go beyond all known bounds. Any search into the unknown is an incomparable exploitation of oneself. - Jacqueline Auriol

  • There's no such thing as a natural-born pilot." - Chuck Yeager

  • "The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that." - Alan Shepard

  • "If a natural disaster like a flock of birds or a bolt of lightning causes a plane's engines to fail, you know what should be expected? That the pilot will keep his or her wits about them and do their best to save each and every soul on board. That's precisely what Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger and the rest of his crew did." - Mike Gallagher

  • "As a female pilot, the sacred rose garden in my heart is the motherland's blue sky." - Liu Yang

  • "If you don't trust the pilot, don't go." - Denzel Washington

  • "Yes, I am a pilot. I am a flight instructor and a commercial pilot." - Treat Williams

  • "'Boldface' is a pilot term, a magic word to describe the procedures that could, in a crisis, save your life. We say that 'boldface is written in blood' because often it's created in response to an accident investigation. It highlights the series of steps that should have been taken to avoid a fatal crash, but weren't." - Chris Hadfield

  • "Airline pilots are men to be admired and respected. Men to be trusted. Men of means. And you don't expect an airline pilot to be a local resident. Or a check swindler." - Frank Abagnale

  • "My grandfather was an engineer who invented the automatic pilot for airplanes." - Temple Grandin

  • "Your true pilot cares nothing about anything on earth but the river, and his pride in his occupation surpasses the pride of kings." - Mark Twain, 'Life On The Mississippi'.

  • "A great pilot can sail even when his canvas is rent." - Seneca, 'Letters To Lucilius'.

  • "By the Shadow of the Death, but he's a lightning pilot!" - Mark Twain, 'Life On The Mississippi'.

Pilot Quotes Inspiring

Pilot Quotes Inspiring
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Read some of these pilot quotes to get inspiration.

  • “You are the pilot of your life. So fly through the sky.” ― Angel Moreira

  • “Without the pilot, there is no flying from one place to another.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

  • "You learn to know a pilot in a storm. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  • "Observe, orient, decide, act. It's fighter pilot terminology. If you have the faster OODA loop in a dogfight, you live. The other person dies. In Silicon Valley, the OODA loop of your decision-making is effectively what differentiates your ability to succeed.

  • "I always wanted to be a pilot. Bo Jackson

  • "I never intended to become a professional pilot. But, as I became more curious about aircraft, and, well, not being John Travolta, I realized that the only way I was ever going to fly a jet is if I got a job. Bruce Dickinson

  • "I liked flying, when I got into it, loved it. And I found I was very good at it. I'm not modest about the fact that I was a good pilot. John Glenn

  • "From day one, I have been told I am no different from the male astronauts. As a pilot, I flew in the sky. Now that I am an astronaut, I will fly in space. Liu Yang

  • "The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target." – Douglas Bader

  • "Pilots are a rare kind of human. They leave the ordinary surface of the world to purify their soul in the sky, and they come down to the earth only after receiving the communion of the infinite." – Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra.

  • "I'm a long-flight pilot; pushing a little bubble of air-filled metal across an ocean of nothing is what I was born to do." - James S.A. Corey

  • "Sometimes, flying feels too God-like to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see." – Charles A. Lindbergh.

  • "The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their gruelling travel across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously at the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air." – Wilbur Wright.

  • "Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be." – Chris Carter.

  • "The best pilots fly more than the others; that's why they're the best." - Chuck Yeager.

  • "There isn't a flight goes by when I don't stare out of the window and thank my lucky stars for what I'm feeling and seeing." - Richard Branson.

  • "Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?" - Amelia Earhart.

  • "Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don't have emotions. They think, anticipate." – Buzz Aldrin.

  • "There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician, the other is an artist in love with flight." - Elrey B. Jeppesen.

  • "Be a pilot upon thoughts. Never let thoughts as a pilot upon you." - Ehsan Sehgal.

  • "Be the pilot of your own flight. Not the passenger." - Giovannie de Sadeleer.

  • "It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill." - Wilbur Wright.

  • "When you have once tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci.

  • "In the dark, a glimmering light is often sufficient for the pilot to find the polar star and fix his course." - Metastasio.

  • "The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets." - Al McGuire.

  • "Fighter pilots rove in the area allotted to them in any way they like, and when they spot an enemy they attack and shoot them down. Everything else is rubbish." - Manfred von Richthofen.

Pilot Quotes Funny

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There are also some funny things about being a pilot. Some of these pilot quotes will show you.

  • “It is not surprising that two of the most notorious modern mass murderers in the USA and Europe were both high altitude pilots.” ― Steven Magee

  • "There is an art … to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

  • "Every time I fly and am forced to remove my shoes, I’m grateful Richard Reid is not known as the Underwear Bomber." - Douglas Manuel

  • "Landing on the ship during the daytime is like sex, it’s either good or it’s great. Landing on the ship at night is like a trip to the dentist, you may get away with no pain, but you just don’t feel comfortable." - LCDR Thomas Quinn

  • "You want me to answer you if this old airplane is safe to fly? Just how in the world do you think it got to be this old?" - Unknown

  • "I know, but this guy doing the flying has no airline experience at all. He's a menace to himself and everything else in the air … Yes, birds too." - Air Traffic Controller, Airplane (1980)

  • "Lady, you want me to answer you if this old airplane is safe to fly? Just how in the world do you think it got to be this old?" - Unknown

  • "The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage." — Mark Russell

  • "You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs." — Marty Caidin

  • "That wasn’t flying, that was falling with style." - Buzz Lightyear

  • "Flying a plane is no different from riding a bicycle. It’s just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes." - Captain Rex Kramer

  • "We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What’s our vector, Victor?" - Cockpit crew, Airplane (1980)

  • "In a moment of quiet reflection, they’ll concede that the other brand is a broken down piece of crap that never should have gotten loose from the factory." - Aviation Consumer magazine

  • "The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee." - Gunter’s Second Law of Air Travel

  • "If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music … and of aviation." - Tom Stoppard.


"The three worst things to hear in the cockpit:
The second officer says, “Oh shit!"
The first officer says, “I have an idea!"
The captain says, “Hey, watch this!" - Unknown

  • "My definition of an optimist has to be the Luftwaffe F-104 pilot who gave up smoking!" - John Wiley

  • "I just whip out my blue card with a hole in it and read what it says: “When color of card matches color of sky, FLY!” - Gordon Baxter

  • "Instrument flying, I had concluded, is an unnatural act, probably punishable by God." - Gordon Baxter

  • "Say … what’s a mountain goat doing way up here in a cloud bank?" - Gary Larson

  • "Nothing said I had to crash." - R. A. 'Bob' Hoover

  • "In the Alaska bush I’d rather have a two hour bladder and three hours of gas than vice versa." - Kurt Wien

  • "The light at the end of the tunnel is another airplanes landing light coming down head-on to the runway you are taking off from." — Robert Livingston, 'Flying The Aeronca.'

  • "If helicopters are so safe, how come there are no vintage/classic helicopter fly-ins?" - Unknown

  • "It only takes five years to go from rumor to standard operating procedure." — Dick Markgraf

  • "Real planes use only a single stick to fly. This is why bulldozers & helicopters — in that order — need two." — Paul Slattery

These are all pilot quotes you can find inside this article. We hope all these quotes can help you to get what you want in life, especially to become the sky rider.

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