One of the usual rants you hear about we mean, stupid journalists is that nobody prints anything good about aviation. Nonsense. In fact, as this blog has -- hopefully -- shown, there are many more positive stories written about people and their airplanes than the Phil Boyers (AOPA) of the world would have you believe. I am a member of AOPA, but I've always disliked Boyer's "us against them" attitude. Well, that and the fact he's never -- not once -- responded to a single one of my letters or e-mails on the subject.
Anyway, today the Garden City Telegram (Kansas)profiled Steve Edwards, who has an RV-8, as part of their coverage of an EAA fly-in.
It was a perfect example of what a smart EAA chapter with people willing to reach out to the media can accomplish.