Monday, January 14, 2008

A good word for aviation

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.

2 comments:

  1. "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."
    Bob - that is because you are an A$$hole. Why do you always focus on accidents and every negative thing about aviation? Just be nice and people will respond to your comments and letters and such. Maybe you should focus on finishing that never-ending RV project and stop yammering about how everyone is doing it wrong and you will get some respect. I think you are a useless, mouth on the internet. Do something.

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  2. That's a fascinating comment when attached to a post about some good things happening in aviation, on a blog that highlights stories about good things in aviation.

    And if you think I'm a "useless mouth on the Internet" (I prefer to think the jury is still out), then who or what forced you to click a link to come to the blog and then scroll down far enough to get to a message?

    But maybe your message wasn't really the point of what you're doing here, anonymous. Right?

    The RV project will get finished when it gets finished. As the posts you haven't bothered reading point out, I consider the journey every bit as enlightening as the destination.

    But maybe enlightenment isn't your thing.

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