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Old 01-20-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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After the tragedy last year, and the super-slow U.S. economy, this was inevitable. Bummer, though.
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After the tragedy last year, and the super-slow U.S. economy, this was inevitable. Bummer, though.
I'd say this one was 99.99% avoidable. Putting the company's core executive team together on a small plane is like using a match to see how much gas is in the tank. You just don't do that. Most major corporations won't let the executive team get on a commercial flight together.

It's such a shame because they had some really strong designs. That DS was really sweet.

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Old 01-21-2011, 02:51 PM   #4
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I'd say this one was 99.99% avoidable. Putting the company's core executive team together on a small plane is like using a match to see how much gas is in the tank. You just don't do that. Most major corporations won't let the executive team get on a commercial flight together.

It's such a shame because they had some really strong designs. That DS was really sweet.

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Similar to that plane with nearly the entire Polish executive staff, that went down?
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Similar to that plane with nearly the entire Polish executive staff, that went down?
I have this Theory about that plane "going down"..........
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:04 PM   #6
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I'd say this one was 99.99% avoidable. Putting the company's core executive team together on a small plane is like using a match to see how much gas is in the tank. You just don't do that. Most major corporations won't let the executive team get on a commercial flight together.

It's such a shame because they had some really strong designs. That DS was really sweet.

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Yeah, a real bummer. I met two of the execs last year, and I liked their spirit and product. And I was happy to have an American team come up with some new ideas.
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I stay away from small planes. A few years back I re-wired a neighbor's Karman Ghia for some flight lessons in an ancient Cessna 150.

After about 3 lessons (six hours in the left seat), we were flying back to Whiteman from Fox Field in Lancaster when the prop-spinner cracked, right when we were climbing over the divide between the desert and the San Fernando Valley. The 150 started to vibrate real badly, and it was just by the grace of God we made it to Whiteman before the prop fell off.

Flying in 800 lb beer cans with wings is not a good idea. Just ask the Big Bopper.
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