View Full Version : Was Shakespeare a rated pilot?!

Clay Hammond
10-02-2002, 09:47 PM
Was sifting through my Inbox tonight and ran across this, thought it might draw a laugh. LOL :microwave:

Was Shakespeare a rated pilot!?

On purchasing an airplane: "So far as my coin would stretch; and where it
would not, I have used my credit ..." - King Henry IV.

On a C-65 running in the red: "A little pot and soon hot ..." - The Taming
of the Shrew.

On requesting surface WX from the tower: "Sits the wind in that corner?" -
Much Ado About Nothing.

To a co-pilot who plays with the knobs: "They that touch pitch shall be
defiled." - Much Ado About Nothing.

On landing crosswind: "I will tell you my drift ..." - Measure For Measure.

On hangar flying: "To tell sad stories of my own mishaps ..." - Measure For

On an engine in automatic rough over water: "How I would give a thousand
furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground." - The Tempest.

A controller's warning about making a downwind landing: "You keep on the
windy side of the law ..." - Twelfth Night.

On downdrafts: "I have a kind of alacrity in sinking ..." - The Merry Wives
of Windsor.

On pushing one's ETA: "Better three hours too soon than an hour too late." -
The Merry Wives of Windsor.

On encountering towering cumuli: "Let us make an honorable retreat ..." - As
You Like It.

On successfully flying by the seat of the pants after total instrument
failure: "Bless thee, Bottom! Bless thee!" - A Midsummer Night's Dream

10-02-2002, 11:32 PM
Upon seeing a brown bear approach your airplane while parked on a remote strip. "Something wicked this way comes" MacBeth

10-03-2002, 01:18 PM
That's when you forget Shakespeare and quote Pat Travers. "Boom boom, out go the lights."

Dave Calkins
10-06-2002, 04:17 PM

Thanks, Dave Calkins.

10-11-2002, 07:38 PM
Soundeth good, Today I had to request a SVFR Clearance to get back into Merrill Fld, and all this after getting the crap beat out of me apon crossing the Turnagain Arm. Being almost upside-down several times and not being able to climb over 700 feet AGL allowed me to think happy thoughts of Shakespeare and even God. Landing was like dying (it was perfect), and it brought out amazing reserves of life and happiness today. Tired of flying all season in crappy weather. let it snow....

SuperCub MD
10-11-2002, 07:53 PM
Shakespeare rules.

12-18-2002, 11:46 AM
Upon seeing a brown bear approach your airplane while parked on a remote strip. "Something wicked this way comes" MacBeth

Most appropriate in reference to an airworthiness g-man at the airfield. His motto is simple: "we're not happy until you're not happy"

12-22-2002, 02:21 PM
After dealing with the FAA/CAA etc

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers".

Henry VI, Part II, act 4, scene 2