THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING
On Common Sense Stuff
Basic Flying Rules: Try to stay
in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air
can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and
interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there. – From the
“Flying Humor” page of the Thai Flying Club website (thaiflyingclub.com)
We are very selective about who we allow into the hallowed halls of PHLAPS membership. Extensive research has shown that fighter pilots (once a fighter pilot, always a fighter pilot) make the best candidates. This is because of extraordinarily high degrees of physical finesse coupled with astounding mental aptitude. These attributes are known to be possessed by all fighter pilots, not because they have flown high performance aircraft, but because they have, to a man, demonstrated they can tell a good tale while weaving their hands back and forth saying things like, “There I was at 35,000 feet, coming out of the sun, right on his tail.” This ability is essential to being a good PHLAPS member. You don't have to be a fighter pilot, of course. In fact, fighter pilots are usually pretty arrogant and overbearing. Maybe we shouldn't let them in at all. Just make sure you meet the requirements outlined below.
Prospective PHLAPS members should possess at least one of the following characteristics:
If you meet these high standards, fill out the application form and submit it. After due consideration by the screening committee, you can expect to begin enjoying the following benefits of PHLAPS membership:
Membership Application Form click here: application form
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