The Proper Attitude
The Airline Transport Pilot leaps tall buildings in a single bound, is more powerful than a Boeing 747, is faster than a speeding bullet, walks on water and discusses policy with God.
The Multi Engine Pilot leaps short buildings in a single bound, is more powerful than a Boeing 737, is just as fast as a speeding bullet, walks on water if it’s calm, and talks to God.
The Instrument Rated Pilot leaps short buildings with a running start and favourable conditions, is almost as powerful as a Learjet, nearly as fast as a speeding bullet, walks on water of an indoor pool and talks to God if a special request is approved.
The Commercial Pilot leaves high marks when attempting to leap short buildings, loses a tug-of-war with a twin engine aircraft, can fire a speeding bullet, swims well and is occasionally addressed by God.
The Private Pilot barely clears a camping tent, is run over by a single engine aircraft, sometimes recognises a speeding bullet, can dog paddle and talks to animals.
The Solo-ed Student Pilot runs into buildings, recognises a Cessna 172 two times out three, has never seen a speeding bullet, stays afloat if properly instructed and talks to water.
The Non-Soloed Pilot falls over door sills when trying to enter buildings, says “Look at the aeroplanes”, wets himself with a water pistol and mumbles to himself.
The Engineer lifts buildings and walks under them, kicks aeroplanes out of hangars, catches speeding bullets with his teeth and chews them, and freezes water with a single glance.
The engineer is God.
P.S. 🙂 This brings to me memories of none other than “Sir Bilal Afreen”…. God Bless his soul…