Liz Orth

Submitted by: Liz Orth

Submitted by: Liz Orth

If the enemy is in range, so are you.’
– Infantry Journal –

‘It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.’
– US.Air Force Manual –

‘Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.’
– General MacArthur –

‘Tracers work both ways.’
– Army Ordnance Manual –

‘Five second fuses last about three seconds.’
– Infantry Journal –

‘Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.’
– Naval Ops Manual –

‘Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.’
– Unknown Infantry Recruit –

‘If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up to him.’
– Infantry Journal –

‘Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.’
– Sign over SR71 Wing Ops –

‘You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.’
– Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot) –

‘The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.’
– Unknown Author –

‘If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter — and therefore, unsafe.’
– Fixed Wing Pilot –

‘When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.’
– Multi-Engine Training Manual –

‘Without ammunition, the Air Force is just an expensive flying club.’
– Unknown Author –

‘If you hear me yell;”Eject, Eject, Eject!”, the last two will be echos.’
If you stop to ask “Why?”, you’ll be talking to yourself, because by then you’ll be the pilot.’
– Pre-flight Briefing from a Canadian F104 Pilot –

‘What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but If ATC screws up, …. the pilot dies.’
– Sign over Control Tower Door –

‘Never trade luck for skill.’
– Author Unknown –

The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in military aviation are:’Did you feel that?’ ‘What’s that noise?’ and’Oh S…!’
– Authors Unknown –

‘Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.’
– Basic Flight Training Manual –

‘Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it..’
– Emergency Checklist –

‘The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.’
– Attributed to Max Stanley ( Northrop test pilot) –

‘There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.’
– Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB, AZ –

‘You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.’
– Lead-in Fighter Training Manual –

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives.
The rescuer sees the bloodied pilot and asks,’What happened?’
The pilot’s reply: ‘I don’t know, I just got here myself!’

Submitted by: Liz Orth
Rammynote: I did a google search and found the obituary on the Rome newspaper website as well as DignityMemorial.com

Submitted by: Liz Orth

Submitted by: Elizabeth Orth

A woman was in town on a shopping trip. She began her day finding the most perfect shoes in the first shop and a beautiful dress on sale in the second.

In the third shop her mobile phone rang.  It was a doctor notifying her that her husband had just been in a terrible car accident and was in critical condition in the ICU.

The woman told the doctor to inform her husband where she was and that she’d be there as soon as possible.  As she hung up she realized she was leaving what was shaping up to be her best day ever in the boutiques. She decided to get in a couple of more shops before heading to the hospital.

She ended up shopping the rest of the morning.

Then she remembered her husband. Feeling guilty, she dashed to the hospital.  She saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about her husband’s condition.

The lady doctor glared at her and shouted, “You went ahead and finished your shopping trip didn’t you! I hope you’re proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself in town, your husband has been languishing in the Intensive Care Unit! It’s just as well you went ahead and finished, because it will more than likely be the last shopping trip you ever take! For the rest of his life he will require round-the-clock care.”

The woman was feeling so guilty she broke down and sobbed.  The lady doctor then chuckled and said, “I’m just pulling your leg. He’s dead. Show me what you bought.”

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