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Povenmire & Associates
Aviation Safety Consultants

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A Pilot's Career

Words by King Povenmire to the tune of "Gloom, Despair and Agony On Me" (from HEE HAW)

Gloom, Despair and agony on me
Deep dark depression, excessive misery.
If it warn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.
Gloom despair and agony on me.

I am a student pilot and that is plainly seen.
I know of lift and gravity and everything between.
Next year I'll fly the airlines by Boeing I am smitten.
Tomorrow I'll go down again and try and pass the written.


I got my private pilot in 40-hours - - PLUS!?
We now can visit Grandma without the Greyhound Bus.
I got my wife to go along,  It was a clever stunt.
It worked until we had to cross a double occluded front.


Now I am a commercial pilot of the ranks.
Fly from sun-to-sun now without a word of thanks.
Sloggin' through the snow and ice to make an ETA.
I get there just in time to hear (spoken)
     "Hold south of the VOR, Maintain 7000,
     Expect further clearance on Tuesday."


I've been a flight instructor about a-hundred years.
Worked with student pilots to get between their ears.
Taught 'em how to bank and turn and how to fly the wing.
I taught 'em all I know and Durn they still don't know a thing.

One more time! Chorus:

The Man Who Never Returned

A Pilot's Career

Glider Ride (pilot's point of view)
Glider Ride (passenger's point of view)
Both Sides Now
Fifty-One Miles From Home
Don't Run A-foul of Rule No. 23B
The Best Lift of the Day in on the Base To Final Turn
I'll Be True to My Love If My Love Will Be True to Me