Sun, May 09, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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
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
"It was an unbelievable honor to be a
part of an event of this magnitude and certainly was the
opportunity of a lifetime for most, if not all of us. For the past
11 years, I have been part of a large group of aviators who have
been trying to get the world to stand up and take note of the
awesome capabilities of the B-1B. Ironically, this record-setting
event comes at a time when the B-1B is also proving itself in
operations around the world. This event will possibly serve as
icing on the cake for the great things the B-1B is doing in support
of the war on terrorism and help solidify it as the weapon system
of choice for the future."
Source: USAF Maj. Troy Asher, 419th FLTS
Director of Operations, commenting on the official certification
April 30 by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale of records
set by a B-1B Lancer during the 2003 Edwards AFB Open House and Air
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