Sports, entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude.
There's simply no substitute for experience in terms of aviation safety.
I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
In aviation they have auto pilot and color radar and a lot of other instrumentation that is a backup for pilots. It's really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Same thing ought to happen in the medical industry, I think.
Aviation is for the common man. My goal is to enable everyone to fly. It shouldn't be only for the rich.
Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes.
We continue to subsidize highways and aviation, but when it comes to our passenger rail system, we refuse to provide the money Amtrak needs to survive.
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music and of aviation.
You come to Washington, there's a rail bill, there's a highway bill, there's a aviation bill. But when you go home, there's an airport, there's a highway, there's a rail, there's transit. It all has to work together.