Insurer: It was pilot error
Pilot : It was design error
Insurer: I disagree. The pilot is at fault for trusting the designer
A "good" landing is one which you can walk away from. A "great" landing is one which lets you use the airplane another time.
A good simulator check ride is like successful surgery on a cadaver.
Good judgment comes from experience. Good experience comes from someone else's bad judgment.
An airplane may disappoint a good pilot, but it won't surprise him.
Learn from the mistakes of others...you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Things which do you no good in aviation:
- Altitude above you.
- Runway behind you.
- Fuel in the truck.
- Half a second in history.
- Approach plates in the car.
- The airspeed you don't have.