Sat, Jun 18, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Mr. Allen, the only airplane I ever
built had rubber bands on it."
Source: Former Boeing CEO Malcom Stamper, when
asked by his predecessor, Bill Allen, to come aboard for the 747
project. Chronicled by Rob Serling in his book on Boeing, Stamper
accepted Allen's challenge and went on to build not only the
world's biggest commercial airplane, but the world's biggest
factory in which it was assembled. Stamper went west earlier this
week. He died Tuesday of prostate cancer. He was 80.
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