The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things.
- Richard Feynman
Courtesy to Ladies: Naval Edition
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Every aviator, even Santa Claus, needs engine-out proficiency training.
Sunday Telegraph photographer Paul Grover and Sunday Telegraph journalist Nick Meo document life on board the USS John C Stennis, a $4.5 billion carrier, a 100,000-ton floating city with a crew of 5,000 headed for the Strait of Hormuz. Her mission: to keep some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes open in its most combustible region; at any moment America’s standoff with Iran could escalate into a crisis.
The highest art form of all is a human being in control of himself and his airplane in flight, urging the spirit of a machine to match his own.
- Richard Bach
Meet the next USS Enterprise (CVN 80), tenth ship to bear the name (if you count Continental navies and test orbiters):
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I owned the world that hour as I rode over it…. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.
- Charles Lindbergh
Aviation advice: Low banks ain’t healthy
Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.