Airplanes vs. Women…

Why Pilots Prefer Airplanes Over Women…

* Airplanes usually kill you quickly; a woman takes her time.

* Airplanes can be turned on by a flick of a switch.

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

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

* Airplanes come with a manual to explain their operation.

* Airplanes have strict weight and balance limitations.

* Airplanes can be flown at any time of the month.

* Airplanes don’t come with in-laws.

* Airplanes don’t care about how many other airplanes you’ve flown before.

* Airplanes and pilots both arrive at the same time.

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

* Airplanes don’t mind if you buy airplane magazines.

* Airplanes expect to be tied down.

* Airplanes don’t comment on your piloting skills.

* Airplanes don’t whine unless something is really wrong.

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

And a tribute to a great old airplane!!!  Ode to a DHC-2!

Blame JP for these… 🙂

And a bonus one-  Starting any radial is ‘interesting’… Not anywhere near as simple as a Jet…  Just sayin…  This one is for Brigid! 🙂

Note- We used to count blades, 3-4 turns equates to 9-12 blades which is the same thing we used starting the 1820’s and 3350’s… And it usually takes about 5-15 minutes for the engine to actually get up to operating temps…


Airplanes vs. Women… — 15 Comments

  1. I stand with you on this. I’ve always preferred airplanes to women, though both are important.

  2. There’s a “Beer vs Wimmen” thing out there, too. Same sorta deal…

    Those Fretless Bar Girls are awfully danged good at what they do… quite possibly the best video I’ve seen this week! 🙂

    We’ll let all that other double-entendre fodder just slide right by.

  3. But I don’t understand: on Flight Simulator, the Beaver just starts right up & is ready for takeoff. They wouldn’t lie, would they?


  4. Both will often lull you into a false sense of security but they’re just waiting for you to relax and let your guard down and if you get too comfortable with them, they’ll kick you in the junk HARD.

  5. Beavers, we has ’em all over the waterfront here in Ketchikan. The morning crankups shake the waterfront. Flightseeing takeoffs and landings all day, accompanied by that radial rumble.
    What a great aircraft. Probably twenty or so floating around here. Seeing those in the video that were sporting wheels…I dunno, something very wrong there.

  6. Wait, yours don’t comment on your flying technique and experience?

    I’m flyin’ the wrong damn airplane, then, because she’s merciless about any rust that formed on my piloting skills, and any inattention. Not that she’ll kill me quickly – she spent WWII teaching pilots to fly before they went overseas, so she’s pretty forgiving – but will she ever comment.

    And dear G-d, don’t land with the tailwheel crooked. She’ll grab you by the entire body and shake your ass hard.

  7. Mrs. Crankipants has a valid point. I think there is a manual somewhere and I’m pretty sure How to Turn On With a Flick of a Switch is on page 2. 😛