Author has written 20 stories for Battlestar Galactica: 2003, and Caprica.
Name: Wes Imlay
Location: Currently The Sunshine State of Florida after an extended stay in the State of Georgia.
Activities: Apart from reading and the work on the updates to my 'Battlestar Victorious' series...there's a plethora of activities here in Orlando to keep me busy.
Favorite Music: Depends on what I feel like listening to.
Favorite TV Shows: NCIS, Battlestar Galactica, JAG, Leverage, The Mentalist, and Alias among others.
I was not flirting with her, I was simply being friendly!
I'm not bad, I'm just misunderstood.
One day you'll laugh about this, I'm laughing already
I like to think that I'm as smart as everyone says I think I am.
How many times have I ever asked you to do something that you said you absolutely could not do?
I am a bomb technician, if you see me running... try to catch up.
No Officer, I couldn't possibly be so stupid as to speed twice in one day…
Why should I worry? Nobody here outranks me by that much.
Whatever happened to good old-fashioned military leadership? Just task the first two people you see.
You can get drunk enough to do most anything, but you have to realize going in that there are some things that, once you sober up and realize what you have done, will lead you to either grab a 12-gauge or stay drunk for the rest of your life.
Vision without funding is hallucination.
Once you are in the fight, it is way too late to wonder if this is a good idea.
Gravity: It may not be fair, but it is the law.
Prayer may not help . . . but it can't hurt.
Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
When all else fails, simply revel in the absurdity of it all.
Never attribute to malice that which can be ascribed to sheer stupidity.
'Status quo,' as you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in...
The first question I ask myself when tasked to do something that's not obviously and overwhelmingly in my own best interest is, 'Exactly what happens if I don't do it?'
Accuracy and attention to detail take a certain amount of time.
Hey, somebody should really do that...
It's not a lot of work unless you have to do it.
A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great' landing is one after which they can use the plane again.
Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgment.
In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose.
Keep looking around. There's always something you've missed.
If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.
Wisdom From Avaition/Military Manuals:
"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal
"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed." - U.S. Air Force Manual
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons." - General MacArthur
"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me." - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.
"Tracers work both ways." - U.S. Army Ordnance
"Five second fuses only last three seconds." - Infantry Journal
"Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once."
"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do." - Unknown Marine Recruit
"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him." - USAF Ammo Troop
"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."
"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3." - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."
"If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe."
"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."
"Even with ammunition, the USAF is just another expensive flying club."
"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, ... The pilot dies."
"Never trade luck for skill."
The three most common ex pressions (or famous last words) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" And "Oh S...! "
"Friendly fire - isn't"
"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight."
"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"
"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you." - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime." Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."
"You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal."
As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks "What happened?". The pilot's reply: "I don't know, I just got here myself!" - Attributed to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)
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