Wed, May 12, 2004
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
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.
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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.
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