Tue, Jun 07, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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.
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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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
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