I don’t want life to become a journey to the grave, arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather a broadside skid with a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and hooting “What a Ride!”

Paraphrased from Hunter S. Thomspons, Oct, 2013

“Certainty is a confession of ignorance about our ability to be passionately mistaken.”

From Valerie Taricho, May, 2008

“I’d much rather live life than watch others live it on television.”

“Lift is life, live high.”

“How can you know if your paramotor is about to quit? If it’s running.”

From:  Jeff Goin, Nov 2, 2008

Aviation is like drugs: You go up, then you come down. You are out a big pile of money and have nothing to show for it but the experience. And you can’t wait to do it again.

From:  Dana Hague, Apr 29, 2008

Just because you’ve done something a hundred times, doesn’t mean it’s safe. You might have just gotten away with it a hundred times.”

From:  Bruce “Brewster” Erion, Apr 7, 2007

“Sometimes you just have to be smarter than your equipment.”

By:  Scott Adair, Mar 24, 2007

“Powered Paragliding over the years has taught me just how nice and naughty Mother Nature can be.  Although it has taught me to try and micro manage the weather, one minute she can be teasing me with a balcony front row seat of the most wonderful eye candy she has to offer and the very next minute she can threaten to take my life. But then please do not ask for my balcony front row seat, it is not for sale.”

By: Randle Bridge, Dec 27, 2006

Anger is a wind that blows out the lamp of the mind

By: Unknown, May 01, 2006

Change is a door that can only be opened from the inside.

From Robin Rumbolt, May 23, 2006

Being saddled with average intelligence is easily overcome with above average tenacity.

Jeff Goin, May 23, 2006

The more you see the world in black and white, the less accurate is your picture.

Jeff Goin, 2005