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January 25, 2005

Barnstorming: Heroism Comes in Many Forms

I'm going to keep this missive short and sweet... Most folks equate the word "hero" with some feat of death-defying risk and risky behavior. I don't. While it comes in many forms, Heroism (as I see it), comes to pass when someone puts the welfare of others before their own... even when risk is not part of the equation.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.25.05)

"Bankruptcy court won't fix your company. A judge, quite frankly, doesn't know the front end of an airplane from the back." Source: Former Continental CEO Gordon Bethune, who once brought that airline back from the edge of the financial abyss, speaking in an interview with the Chicago Tribune about United's promise to emerge from its own bankruptcy by the fall. While refusing to comment specifically on United's situation, Bethune said that too many companies ignore fundamental problems. "It's not about just low cost," he said.

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