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Old and Bold

Posted by Lewis on March 22, 2004

In Reply to: Older & bolder posted by ESC on March 21, 2004

: : The thread below which referred to spinning out of control reminded me of a phrase about pilots. "It is said that there are old pilots and bold pilots; but there are no old bold pilots!"
: : There is some truth to this thought, and those of us who have been lucky enough to be pilots, and have scared themselves just a few times in the air, understand the truth of this expression.

: And that reminds me of a quote from Little Richard: "When you get older, you get bolder."

I've got a feeling that the expression arose in the First World War - could have applied to either side. Average life expectency for the air corps was 20 minutes or so flying time? Crazy waste of resources.