Naval Aviation News is a magazine produced by and for Naval Aviation. It started up during WWII and is still in publication. The old issues are interesting reading, articles month by month, through the war and on into the 1950s and up to the current day.
One of the regular features was Grandpa Pettibone, a cartoon character that hosted a safety column in each edition. There would be a report about a mishap or accident and then Grandpa Pettibone would cite the pertinent regulations, the obvious mistakes, and occasionally plead with the Almighty for pilots and mechanics to develop some sense.
He was introduced to the world in 1943 and was still active 60 years later. He is such an institution in the Naval Air community that occasionally there are articles published crediting the column with saving aircraft and lives because someone thought, “Now wait a minute, I don’t want to be the feature article in next month’s column.”
He who turns around and lands at base will live to fly to some other place.