Thu, May 24, 2007
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Bob Buck was indeed captain to a whole generation of
pilots. His "Weather Flying" began as a giveaway brochure for an
aviation insurance company and grew into the best commentary we
have on flying and weather. His thoughtful proposal to the novice
on how to tackle easy weather situations first still provides the
best way to assess the difficulty of any IFR flight. We who have
known him have been honored and will miss his sage
Source: Dr. Ian Blair Fries, speaking of pilot
and aviation author Robert N. Buck. A former Trans World Airlines
pilot, Buck set flying records as a teenager in the 1930s, and flew
severe-weather research missions during World War II -- lessons
from which he would later incorporate into "Weather Flying," a book
considered manadatory reading for pilots today. Buck, 93, died
April 14 in a Berlin, VT hospital of complications from a fall.
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