Top 66 Aircraft Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Aircraft Quotes from famous people such as Norm Dicks, Shriya Saran, Crispin Blunt, Amy McGrath, Adolf Galland, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Over 30 years ago, Airbus was founded by a European con

Over 30 years ago, Airbus was founded by a European consortium of French, German, and later Spanish and British companies to compete in the large commercial aircraft industry with U.S. companies.
Norm Dicks
You don’t ask if an aircraft is being flown by a man or a woman – if it flies, it means it’s doing the job it is meant to. The same is with cinema, and all that matters is whether the film works or not.
Shriya Saran
When the air forces of the U.S., Russia, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others are already engaged with Isis in Syria, it’s a shortage of targets rather than of aircraft that is the coalition’s principal military constraint.
Crispin Blunt
I was the first woman Marine to fly in an F-18 in combat, and I got to land on aircraft carriers.
Amy McGrath
I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression.
Adolf Galland
The command-and-control systems, the war rooms, the methods of information gathering, and the technology of the pilotless aircraft, or drones, that now serve the Americans and their allies were all, in large part, developed in Israel.
Ronen Bergman
The aircraft that blew up the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington conveyed several messages to the world, of which one of the least remarked is this: the Muslims of the world are suffering.
James Buchan
We need to put undercover security armed people at the curbside of the terminal with the uniform of policemen. We need to protect the terminal. We need to protect the security checkpoint, the gate, the aircraft, the perimeter.
Isaac Yeffet
At various times over 20 years, I did preliminary designs for aircraft like the Stratolaunch. For that whole time I was encouraging us to do something that almost everyone else felt you could not do.
Burt Rutan
As a military pilot and a test pilot, handling unusual situations and aircraft malfunctions was part of the business.
Fred Haise
We do hear perhaps too many accolades generally aimed at people like Steve Jobs. We have to remember that there are other classic things in life that we undervalue and take them for granted. If you think of the classic lines of the modern jet aircraft, it’s really been there since early World War II.
Ian Anderson
You cannot make an aircraft without forged components.
Baba Kalyani
During the past 30 years, European governments have provided more than $15 billion in the form of low- and no-cost loans to Airbus for the specific purpose of developing new aircraft lines.
Norm Dicks
The truth is ships and aircraft have been vanishing with tragic regularity in every part of the world since they were invented.
Clive Cussler
Spending a week aboard an aircraft carrier as a 10-year-old was pretty wild. I wandered into the war room – I’m still not exactly sure what that is, but apparently it’s not a place that a 10-year-old should be. I remember them paging my dad to have him come get me out of the war room.
Sean Murray
Osama bin Laden organized an attack that was carried out against the United States, New York, Pentagon, and the other aircraft, with 19 attackers, 19 guys with box cutters. An attack that probably cost almost nothing.
Richard Engel
The potential of fire on board an aircraft is among the most serious issues in aviation.
Richard Quest
Aircraft are always going to be something that terrorists are interested in because you bring down an airliner, you have drawn the world’s attention.
Jack Keane
American values don’t begin and end with destroyers and aircraft carriers.
Chris Murphy
I’ve spent my life as an airplane mechanic, pilot, aircraft manufacturer and airline CEO who never lost a life or an airplane. I am considerate of the risk we take every time we fly. I also know we need to fly and always to improve safety.
Gordon Bethune
We’re going to teach and broaden sort of the cultural impact of respect and dignity, regardless of where you’re sitting. And that’s why we’ve said once you’ve boarded an aircraft, we’re not going to take you off except for safety and security.
Oscar Munoz
UTC Aerospace Systems has a couple of million dollars of content on every single aircraft that gets delivered. That’s the chutes, the electric system, rotors, etc.
Louis R. Chenevert
After aircraft production, the entertainment industry is America’s largest source of trade surplus.
Tyler Cowen
When your flying in a jet aircraft, everything goes much faster.
Shannon Walker
The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy’s aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
Winston Churchill
I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
Charles Lindbergh
Certainly it is valuable to a trained writer to crash in an aircraft which burns. He learns several important things very quickly. Whether they will be of use to him is conditioned by survival. Survival, with honor, that outmoded and all-important word, is as difficult as ever and as all-important to a writer.
Ernest Hemingway
Some of the best times in my life happened under the influence of drugs… I’d still be doing it if I could make good judgement calls. I’d still be doing it if I didn’t blow up to the size of an aircraft hangar, because it was a great time.
Robbie Williams
As soon as I left school at 16, I worked in a factory making aircraft components.
Anton du Beke
There’s even an aircraft sensor system that sends down hundreds of thousands of pulses of light measured at different return rates. It allows you to literally strip away vegetation and see entire cities beneath the rain forest canopy. This is the unbelievable future of archaeology.
Sarah Parcak
Some people design buildings and aircraft carriers and cars – and I designed picks.
Rick Nielsen
This aircraft tops everything. All the others look old

This aircraft tops everything. All the others look old as compared to this one.
Niki Lauda
If I was a CIA front company, what would I want to be able to do? Well, I would want to be able to land at military airfields as a civilian, so there’s got to be some document that the Air Force or the Army has that would list all the civilian aircraft that are cleared to land at military bases.
Trevor Paglen
At the end of October 4 in 1957, when I was coming back from sea duty in the South Pacific, Sputnik went up. I realized that humans would be right behind robot aircraft or spacecraft even though I really had no plans of being in aviation or a professional aviator and certainly not in the military.
Edgar Mitchell
Vladimir Putin is decisive. He’s committed to victory, and he now has aircraft and surface-to-air missiles and main battle tanks in Syria.
Tom Cotton
It does not make sense that we are allowing known potential weapons, not unlike those the 9-11 hijackers used to overcome the crews of four airplanes, to be taken aboard passenger aircraft.
Dave Reichert
When counting on learning from innovation, there are great successes but also failures. The Wright Brothers invented the aircraft and started an amazing process of innovation, where we now have planes that carry 500 passengers. Along the way there were some silly looking vehicles that crashed early on.
Sheldon Whitehouse
During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris.
Bo Gritz
I loved flying as much as I thought I would and continue to fly aircraft.
Leroy Chiao
The first thing I have done for the Tejas is that their capacity to annually produce eight aircraft has now been increased to 16. I have doubled it. For which we have given enough support, we have told them that if they need additional space for testing and trials, we are willing to give it.
Nirmala Sitharaman
It’s easier for China to assert its maritime power by creating artificial islands in the South China Sea than by defying the U.S. Pacific Fleet with an aircraft carrier.
David Ignatius
One day, my youngest uncle – the other one who was first to go to college, Randy – and I were sitting out on the front porch. And he was brilliant. He ended up – he just retired from Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.
James Earl Jones
Now, ‘high-intensity conflict’ is a fancy word for saying tanks on tanks, aircraft shooting each other out of the sky, a great deal of violence at a level we haven’t seen since probably the Korean War or World War II, where you have big armies facing off against one another.
Mark Esper
I never intended to become a professional pilot. But, as I became more curious about aircraft, and, well, not being John Travolta, I realized that the only way I was ever going to fly a jet is if I got a job.
Bruce Dickinson
I was brought up in the north of Scotland, and where I lived was so lowly populated, it was used as a low-flying area by the Air Force, so lots of exciting aircraft used to fly over my village.
David Mackay
In any aircraft you fly, you always think about what can go wrong, and you plan for it in advance. You always have back-up plans.
David Mackay
Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it.
Albert Speer
You can have the best technology, but if you have an inside job of a worker that has access to the plane that’s corrupted or bribed or radicalized, they can get a bomb on that aircraft and blow it up.
Michael McCaul
The cooperation of navies from around the world promises high tactical value for the ships, aircraft, and divers involved; while demonstrating international resolve in defending maritime security against potential threats.
John C. Stennis