- Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:07 am
My problem isn't with you just so you know. I thank you for your wisdom. However, this has been a well thought out plan, and we have several volunteers, and a "team" of real pilots who will write about experiences in their aviation careers.
This is not just about "virtual" aviation either. This is going to be a newsletter to get interest in our hobby, and the more important aviation as a whole. Numbers are declining of younger generations wanting to be pilots, and I am on my own personal crusade to stop that, and help the industry out in anyway I can, because I love it. If you have ever hung around people that really love aviation they can talk about it all day, even after they get done flying 8 hours, because they love it.
Luke, we have gone around about this many times. and I understand you do not need to advertise and do all the extras to help make your Virtual Airline bigger, because its the biggest. That is fine with me, but to me there is a greater cause then my virtual airline, your virtual airline or anyones virtual airline. That is aviation itself and virtual aviation. Nothing is stagnent in this world and it shows right now. Aviation numbers are dwindling, new students, new airlines, and aviation related jobs are being cut everyday. So, where does that leave virtual aviation? Also, how do you excite new pilots, or get new pilots virtually or in real life? That is my goal with the newsletter, not to put out what payware company is going to put out the best product, but relating real life stuff into a virtual world, Luke. Tell me about a time stuff, articles from aviation journals, articles about situations we have been in as real pilots, and everything to spark an aviation interest. If the newsletter gets 1 kid, or 1 grown man to take a lesson or persue aviation as a career, the newsletter is a success, and has helped the cause. If a virtual airline shows a blatent dis-regard for the greater cause, Luke, then I won't respect them and I don't want them as a partner.
So in all the newsletter is not about just one Virtual Airline, it is about showing the diversity of our hobby, and also trying to pump energy into an industry on life support right now. The question is Luke, are you on board to try to save it?