There are two critical points in every aerial flight—its beginning and its end.
— Alexander Graham Bell, 1906 –
Trouble in the air is very rare. It is hitting the ground that causes it.
— Amelia Earhart, 20 Hrs 40 Mins 1928. –
You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it …
— Air Traffic Controller, New York TRACON, Westbury Long island. Opening quotation in the 1999 movie Pushing Tin –
Don’t you wish all airlines were so creative!?