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Quotes of the Day for 2 March 2004 – Flight

I had a reader request quotes on flying, which was ratified by events from this day in history. The first non-stop airplane flight around the world was on this day in 1949. The first test flight of the Concorde SST was on this day in 1969. And the first commercial flight of the 747 was on this day in 1970, by American Airlines. Personally, I love flying, although I can't abide the current airport experience.

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The quotes:

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home.
     - Carl Burns

It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
     - Charles Augustus Lindbergh, 1902 - 1974

If you don't leap, you'll never know what it's like to fly.
     - Guy Finley

To fly we have to have resistance.
     - Maya Lin

Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you long to return.
     - Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 - 1519

When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the plane, the plane will fly.
     - Donald Douglas


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