When once you have 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
Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree
than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.
— Captain A. G. Lamplugh, British Aviation Insurance Group, London. 1930's
More than anything else, the sensation of flying is one of perfect peace mingled with an
excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination.
— Wilbur Wright (1867-1912)
Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
— Amelia Earhart
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, in the movie Airplane.
That's not flying, that's just falling with style.
— Woody, from the 1996 movie Toy Story, regarding Buzz Lightyear.