January 2005 Issue

Letters: 01/05

Hey, Just Kidding
In the November Aviation Consumer on page 10, you say, “It’s not morally wrong to lie about how fast your airplane flies as long as you know the truth.” Shame on you. For a publication that emphasizes the truth without advertising to state that it is “not morally wrong to lie” leads one to wonder about the morals of the author, period.

The article should be well received, however, as many people do not know or care about the truth or the speed of their airplane, the factory included. I have been told that American Airlines received a check for $1 million from Convair when the CV-990 did not reach the 600 MPH mark that Convair touted in their presentation. (...

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