ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: As the economy
continues its trend downward, corporations are seeking
consolidation opportunities wherever possible... but even ANN never
thought we'd see this. On Wednesday, General Motors and
Textron-owned Cessna Aircraft Corporation announced a novel
co-branding agreement, that includes the merging of the two giants'
marketing divisions into one operation, code-named "Vega."
A group of talented, dedicated, and thoroughly freakin' loony
aero-writers hone their comedic talents and vent their pent-up
frustrations at various aero-issues once a year. (They spend
the remaining 364 days convincing their targets that, c'mon, it was
just a joke.) Savor the best... the worst... and the "whah
the...?" of Aero-News' past April 1st Special Editions.
Aero-Collect them all!
BRAS is the curious tendency of certain federal lawmakers to
shame users of corporate aircraft into giving up their jets...
while at the same time relying on US Air Force aircraft (or even
private Airbus A380s, apparently) to fly their families, friends,
constituents, and good old-fashioned under-the-table special
interest donors around the country.
"OK, folks... ANN did not suddenly
lose its mind (though, there ARE moments... oh, never mind).
Check the DATE. 04.01.09.
It's April FIRST... a/k/a APRIL Fool's Day.
If you believed ANY of this stuff, you have been fooled,
bamboozled, and otherwise become yet another victim of our annual
attempt to enjoy the First day Of April with a little imagination
and a LOT of nonsense. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we
Source: ANN's Jim Campbell, making sure that
ANN readers checked the date before they got too involved in any of
the stories we publish on April 1st of each year. Happy April