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Sun, Apr 18, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.18.04)

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

"The Huey is as much an icon of Vietnam as the Fokker is of the First World War. Rotary-wing warbirds have their own following - and their own problems, and they are just now beginning to be noticed. Right now, almost all of the Hueys in civilian hands are either stuffed and mounted in museum settings... or being flogged and spurred to new heights of productivity in those jobs where a civil type certificate is not a necessity: logging and public service."

Source: ANN's Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien, discussing the plight of a number of lesser known "warbirds" seen at today's airshows and flight displays

FMI: www.warbirds-eaa.org

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