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Airplanes Are Easy To Live With

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Sixteen reasons why airplanes are easier to live with than women:

1) Airplanes usually kill you quickly – a woman takes her time.

2) Airplanes can be turned on by a flick of a switch.

3) Airplanes don’t get mad if you do a “touch and go.”

4) Airplanes don’t object to a pre-flight inspection.

5) Airplanes come with manuals to explain their operation.

6) Airplanes have strict weight and balance limitations.

7) Airplanes can be flown any time of the month.

8) Airplanes don’t come with in-laws.

9) Airplanes don’t care about how many other airplanes you’ve flown ┬ábefore.

10) Airplanes and pilots both arrive at the same time.

11) Airplanes don’t mind if you look at other airplanes.

12) Airplanes don’t mind if you buy airplane magazines.

13) Airplanes expect to be tied down.

14) Airplanes don’t comment on your piloting skills.

15) Airplanes don’t whine unless something is really wrong.

16) However, when airplanes go quiet, just like women, it’s usually not good.

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Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]