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The games of the PlayStation 2 Ace Combat trilogy and Ace Combat: Infinity contain a number of loading quotes, which are shown in their respective loading screens.

In the PS2 trilogy of Ace Combat games, the quotes shown often carry a poetic or philosophical connotation, which fits with the games' setting. Many quotes are original lines written by the Project Aces staff, although a small number are from real life texts or individuals.

However, in Infinity, the loading quotes display quotes from various members of the Bone Arrow squadron, and include flight and combat tips. Additionally, these quotes only appear occasionally during Multiplayer loading screens.

Ace Combat 04

"Amidst the blue skies, a link from past to future. The sheltering wings of the protector..."
― Original quote
"The flames of hatred scorch the skies... Igniting Gaia's funeral pyre."
― Original quote

Ace Combat 5

"Amidst the eternal waves of time, From a ripple of change shall the storm rise, Out of the abyss peer the eyes of a demon, Behold the Razgriz, its wings of black sheath!"
― Part 1 of the Razgriz Poem
"The Demon soars through dark skies, Fear and death trail in its shadow beneath, Until men united wield a hallowed sabre. In final reckoning, the beast is slain"
― Part 2 of the Razgriz Poem
"As the Demon sleeps man turns on man, His blood and madness soon cover the earth, From the depths of despair awaken the Razgriz, Its black wings ablaze in majestic light"
― Part 3 of the Razgriz Poem
"Nothing else comes close."
― Tutorial and scene viewer; also used as the game's tagline
"Focus. Control. Conviction. Resolve. A true ace lacks none of these attributes. Nothing can deter you from the task at hand except your own fears. This is your sky."
Arcade Mode

Ace Combat Zero

"For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either."
Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, "Pascal's Wager"
"Then even nothingness was not, nor existence. There was no air then, nor the heavens beyond it. What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping? Was there then cosmic water, in depths unfathomed?"
― Hymn of creation, Indian Rigveda
"All held the finite and infinite as unrelated. None could foresee that the history of the two would become one."
― Unknown Author
"Without beginning or end, the ring stretches into the infinite."
Final mission, Unknown Author

Ace Combat Infinity

"That day our sky fell, the heavens split to create new skies."
― Trailers
"Even then, the skies kept on engaging the other."
― Epilogue
"You can use your radar to identify the location of your allies. The blue arrow icons indicate where the allies on your team are."
Sky Eye
"The largest city in Eastern Europe, featuring a wide variety of different cultural architecture. Although it does not have many skyscrapers, visibility is seriously compromised during the frequent snowstorms in the region."
Moscow Battle
"The purpose of this mission is to raid an enemy weapon manufacturing base in the vicinity of Iyuli and cripple their military logistics. Anti-air weapons have been placed in the valley leading to the base. Be careful."
Weapons Base Assault
"If you see an aircraft with a blue W on top of it on your HUD, don't shoot it! It's your wingman."
"When datalink gets cut off, you'll have to wait a short while before you can use it again. For a few seconds, datalink functionality will be offline."
― Sky Eye
"You will have to be extra careful when flying while severely damaged. Even anti-air fire could bring you down."
― Slash
"Allied NPCs will perform "Strategic Attacks" according to the number of enemy players that are shot down."
― Guide
"The railgun cannons have undergone significant structural enhancements. You'll need to sortie in an aircraft with armaments capable of causing serious damage to ground targets."
"Railgun attacks are now more frequent than before. Keep in mind that you'll need to make full use of non-guided weaponry when flying under the influence of jamming."
"Tokyo is a densely populated urban center with a skyline of skyscrapers. Watch out for them as they can block your attacks at ground targets."
Tokyo Martial Law
"There are three kinds of aces. Those who focus on taking down the strongest targets, those who take down each enemy they come across, and those who focus upon collaboration with their allies. These are the three types."
"If you stall, accelerate."
― Slash
"When you are finding it hard to hit targets with air-to-ground attacks, a slow approach is the most effective. However, be careful that you don't stall."
"A strategic location in the Alps Mountains which the enemy forces use for their fortress. The rugged mountainous region not only prevents getting close to the ground, but the mountain ridges also provide plenty of potential cover from attacks."
Alps Air Corridor
"Aircraft classified as a Multirole type have an excellent balance of air-to-air attacks and air-to-ground attacks, allowing them to adopt to any kind of situation during battle."
― Goodfellow
"The heavy command cruiser has excellent air defenses. Break through the enemy's defenses and concentrate on inflicting as much damage as possible. Watch your speed, and be careful of mid-air collisions."
Moby Dick Pursuit 1
"The West Indies are a place of scenic beauty, but being close to the equator also makes the islands an ideal location for rocket launches, and this is a vital sea region that should not be handed over to our enemies. Defend the Space Center from the large hostile force."
Aerospace Center Defense
"The standard load out missiles (MSL) and machine gun (GUN) will recover after a certain period of time, even if ammo falls to 0."
― Controls Guide