quote by Alexander McQueen

Birds in flight fascinate me. I admire eagles and falcons. I’m inspired by a feather but also its color, its graphics, its weightlessness and its engineering. It’s so elaborate. In fact I try and transpose the beauty of a bird to women.

— Alexander McQueen

Most Powerful Flight Engineer quotations

The engine is the heart of an aeroplane, but the pilot is its soul.

Flight engineer quote Curiosity is the engine of achievement.
Curiosity is the engine of achievement.

For the first time I was flying by jet propulsion.

No engine vibrations. No torque and no lashing sound of the propeller. Accompanied by a whistling sound, my jet shot through the air. Later when asked what it felt like, I said, "It felt as though angels were pushing".

Flight engineer quote Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's s
Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's seat and then get out of the way.

In the early days it was fun to fly. You could soar over rooftops and trees, or drop down to meet a passing train and wave at the engineer. The whole sky belonged to you. now there are so many regulations. The sky is crowded. All the fun is gone.

I believe that the time has arrived for medical investigation of the problems of manned rocket flight, for it will not be the engineering problems but rather the limits of the human frame that will make the final decision as to whether manned space flight will eventually become a reality.

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.

Flight engineer quote The only victory in love is flight.
The only victory in love is flight.

It had never gotten old for him, flying.

Never gone boring. Every engine start was a new adventure, guiding the spirit of a lovely machine back into life; every takeoff blending his spirit with its own to do what's never been done in history, to lift away from the ground and fly.

Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 second inform Press home Christmas.

I tell you what I really fear. I fear aeroplanes. When the flight's all right and smooth I'm still thinking, 'what if the engine blow up?' 'What if a fool's got a bomb on it?'

Flight engineer quote To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.

Remember that the Clerget lands very fast, at over forty miles an hour, and with that great engine in the nose the tail was light. Watch it... Lovely.

Splutter, splutter. Yes - we're off - we're rising. But why start off with an engine like that? But it smooths out now, like a long sigh, like a person breathing easily, freely. Like someone singing ecstatically, climbing, soaring - sustained note of power and joy. We turn from the lights of the city; we pivot on a dark wing; we roar over the earth. The plane seems exultant now, even arrogant. We did it, we did it!

At the end of the first half-century of engine-driven flight, we are confronted with the stark fact that the historical significance of aircraft has been primarily military and destructive.

Flight engineer quote Rust rust rust in the engines of love and time.
Rust rust rust in the engines of love and time.

Trying to determine the structure of a protein by UV spectroscopy was like trying to determine the structure of a piano by listening to the sound it made while being dropped down a flight of stairs.

When an airplane's engines fail, it is not the end of the flight.

If we're on long-haul flights I've been known to sleep on the floor so I hear the engine.