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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.23.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's 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 thought-provoking.

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

"Initially, as I was flying over the western states, [the other pilots] wanted to know where the GlobalFlyer was and asking for permission to fly closer. The airlines were wanting to show the passengers the airplane.... But as I was approaching, it was very interesting that pilots were getting on air traffic control, congratulating me on behalf of their airline. There must've been 20 of those calls in rapid succession."

Source: Steve Fossett, in an interview with ANN about his record-breaking flight aboard the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. Fossett and the Flyer will both be at Oshkosh for AirVenture 2005.

FMI: www.globalflyer.com

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