Originally Posted by aerochristianDon't you guys ever wonder why there's no greats or heads of the industry commenting or contributing on here?
Oh boy. I never reply to threads like this but when you made this quote I felt a little compelled I guess.
Yes, this could have been worded differently but then it wouldn't have inspired the passionate responses.
Most are so quick to defend the Greats who need no defense. The Burt's, the Heintz's, and the Ross'. Their life and accomplishments so easily speak for themselves. I would love to see that same urgency and compassion to defend those that are still trying. The John's, the Alberto's, the Pete's.
For you greats in hiding or in public, how you represent yourself is obviously entirely up to you. You can keep your head down and work 90 hour weeks like the plumber and soley focus on making it happen. You can stay hidden, as Ron offered, because really "Who needs it?".
I remember meeting Martin Hollman for the first time. I approached him at an airshow out west and had him sign one of my books I had on me. Amazingly to me, he offered to come over and look at my plane I was showing. He wouldn't answer very many structural or design questions, but what he did do I will remember forever. He offered inspiration, through words. Yes words. The things that are so easily tossed around on here. Its was nothing but words but how he said them and the ones he choose kept that spark alive.