Big Steve Posted August 24, 2008 Share Posted August 24, 2008 I have been reading the sad tail of the Velocity crash in N. Las Vegas. All the information is not yet in but one thing that if for sure is there is an airport manager of that facility that does not want us to fly into his little airport. http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8887402 This greatly troubles me. We as a home built comunity must do better to improve the public image of us as pilots and the planes we fly. The news caster made it sound like you could build a velocity rg for $30,000 That is ridicules I wont be able to build a scratch built Cozy IV for that. The driveby media makes it sound like us builders are a bunch of backyard mechanics that throw these things together over night and havent even taken a flying lesson. I am not a pr. person but somehow we have got to improve our public image. When we kill ourselves and passengers in a open field it makes small news. When we fly our planes into the home of somebody sleeping and kill them it makes national news and they start talking about banning our hobby. (for some it is a Passion) I dont know what we should do but we have got to do something. STeve Build on Quote Steve Harmon Lovin Life in Idaho Cozy IV Plans #1466 N232CZ http://websites.expercraft.com/bigsteve/ Working on Chapter 19,21 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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