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In the near future we will be speaking at the South Carolina Aviation Association Annual Conference, February 8-10. We will then be participating in a panel discussion at the ACC's Airport Planning Design and Construction Symposium, Reno, NV, February 22-24. In the Spring you can find us in Milwaukee, WI at the AOA Expo April 9-11. Come join us!

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A man jumps out of an airplane with a parachute on his back. As he's falling, he realizes his chute is broken. He doesn't know anything about parachutes, but as the earth rapidly approaches, he realizes his options are limited; he takes off the parachute and tries to fix it himself on the way down. The wind is ripping past his face, he's dropping like a rock, and at 5000 feet, another man goes shooting up past him. In desperation, the man with the chute looks up and yells, "Hey do you know anything about parachutes?!" The guy flying up looks down and yells back, "No! Do you know anything about gas stoves?!"

In the contracting industry, it often feels the same way; that is, flying without a parachute. We have reprinted an article by Paul Meyers of Aviation Management Consulting Group. He took the words right out of my mouth! More

Sightline Youth in Search of the Truth

"Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight."
--Thomas Calyle

Back with round two of "SYISOTT", for the industry that can't get enough acronyms. What happens to a society without standards, insight, and training? I've done my homework and the answers are revealed in this edition. More

Oldest Known Fossils on Runway!

Markings disappearing and you don't know why? Perhaps it's due to the oldest fossils known to man. You wouldn't paint over fossils... would you? More

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