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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.20.17)

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 issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

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

"I no longer know if personal aviation… the kind that we dreamed of as kids, and now attempt to pursue as adults, has a future… I just know that it if it is to have one, that we need to wake up, quit fooling ourselves, and start building a healthy involved sustainable community to support it.

And right now, we don’t have it.

Not even close.

We have an industry that turns its head and ignores what kills it off, bit by bit… we have a preponderance of leaders that are afraid (or unwilling) to lead… and we work in a climate in which those who try to do the right thing are often attacked/ridiculed for it—without a peep from those who benefit from those trying to save their collective asses.

Some of this occurs through ignorance… some through dishonesty and malevolence. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell which is worse…"

Source: ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, in today's 'Barnstorming' editorial, detailing his growing concerns for the future of the aviation industry.

FMI: jim@aero-news.net

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