When all else fails, follow this advice…
1) Rule number one: no matter what happens, fly the airplane.
2) Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.
If you’re faced with an emergency, always remember to fly the airplane first, navigate to a point of landing second, then communicate your emergency.
3) When in doubt, hold your altitude. Nobody ever collided with the sky.
4) Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgment to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills.
5) Fuel is liquid altitude. The only time you have too much is when you’re on fire.
6) Flying, like life, is full of possibilities: can’t do…won’t do…shouldn’t do…
7) It’s better to be on the ground wishing you were the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground.
8) Never let an airplane take you somewhere your mind didn’t get to five minutes earlier.
9) The three most useless things in aviation are runway behind you, altitude above you, and fuel not in your tanks.
10) There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots.