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Tue, Jun 07, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.07.05)

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

"The problem surrounds the general public's fairly negative feelings about 'small aircraft' -- those 'little airplanes.' So in the very title ("Small Aircraft Transportation System 2005: A Transformation of Air Travel") of this forum today we are using two words that outside of [the aviation] world have a negative connotation. Are we preaching to the choir at this event? Are we ignoring the huge task ahead of us all: to guarantee that, if we build it -- SATS -- they will come? Remember -- this is a general public that thinks of a Beech 1900 commuter propjet as a 'little airplane.'" 

Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, speaking at the SATS rollout in Danville, VA. His point: FAA and NASA must focus on people, not technology, if they are to transform the national airspace.

FMI: www.aopa.org

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