Sat, May 28, 2005
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.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We do not contend that flying in
small planes is dangerous, rather that American Flyers failed to
properly manage the risks in flying and in so doing cut short this
young man's life... There is no defensible or logical reason for a
primary flight student who was still learning how to fly in visual
conditions to be receiving training in weather conditions that were
at or below those minimally required for instrument flying. Doing
so is simply reckless and irresponsible."
Source: Paul Marx, of the firm DelBello,
Donnellan, Weingarten, Tartaglia, Wise and Wiederkehr, speaking
about a $50 million suit he ha filed against American Flyers,
Aviation Training Enterprises (AF's parent company), and CFI Isaac
Negron in an accident where a pre-solo student was allegedly
receiving instruction in IFR conditions.
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