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Wed, May 12, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.12.04)

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

"What it's starting to look like, to us anyway, is the perfect storm."

Source: Mike Fitzpatrick of the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in Portland (OR). This, upon word from the Forest Service that it's terminated 33 aerial firefighting contracts because the aircraft involved are too old to be guaranteed airworthy. While the Pentagon has assured firefighters that several C-130 tankers will be available throughout this year's fire season -- which is underway early -- Fitzpatrick says so many military resources are already committed in Iraq and Afghanistan that their availability is in question.

FMI: www.fs.fed.us

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