“You guys are so lucky, you get to fly EVERY DAY!”
— Part of a good-bye speech made to instructors at a Seattle flight school by a pilot about to leave for a desk job with the FAA.
“It is in Florida where we believe the microjet-based air taxi concept will live or die.”
— Philip Butterworth-Hayes, author of a new study, “The Microjet Market 2007-2016.”
“Change in the city’s priorities does not eliminate its federal obligations.”
— Excerpt from the FAA’s 10-page letter to the city of Bakersfield explaining why the municipal airport, which has received more than $10 million in AIP funds over the years, would not be allowed to close to make way for redevelopment.
“Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.”
— Eddie Rickenbacker
“The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the Earth.”
— Antoine de St.-Exupery