Saturday, January 28, 2012

Those that have -- and those that will

My General course instructor in A&P (Airframe and Powerplant0 school was Col Johnny Rush (USAF Ret). He'd flown the glorious C-124 Globemaster.

He was the very soul of southern wit and wisdom. On the subject of retractable gear aircraft I recall him saying in his good ol' boy drawl

"There are those that have and those that will -- belly land that is."

Prophetic words at Bagram
Ouch! That's gotta hurt.

Thankfully another favorite Johnny Rush aphorism didn't come into play in this case.

"Smoke curls to the left -- in the Northern Hemisphere."

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