I’m not pro-military, and I love aviation. The following belong to both categories, to be smiled at, nothing else…

“Basic Flying Rules: Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.”

“When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.”

“It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.”
[U.S. Air Force Manual]

“A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what’s left of your unit.”
[Army’s magazine of preventive maintenance]

“When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.”
[U.S. Marine Corps]

“Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky.”
[From an old carrier sailor]

Progress in airline flying: now a flight attendant can get a pilot pregnant.

If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.
[Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)]

“You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.”