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The only author that needs scrutiny here is Robert Goyer. This is one of the worst articles that I remember reading in Flying Magazine. That article left me confused and frustrated. First of all, I am getting super tired of reading political articles in a "Flying" magazine. If a pilot, such as myself, is interested in getting political news we have plenty of sources for that and Flying magazine is not one of them.
Secondly, I was confused by the fact that Mr. Goyer was supposedly criticizing the NYT author and yet complimented him numerous times. Calling his topic "interesting" and in the very next paragraph stating, "It's a great story of a terrific airframe..." and further more in the next paragraph, "It's an old story, true, but a good one." Also, why is it "Unfortunate that the story made it sound as though the King Air is a new thing for the Military"? Whether a NYT reader is a pilot or not, they would know that the Military has been using all kinds of different airplanes for a very long time. As far back as 1909 from what I remember in school.
Furthermore, who cares that the NYT author believes that King Airs are luxorious? Which by the way, they are! And they are also, "commonly associated with business executives flying to meetings and wealthy vacationers to weekend ski outings". I know this because I've flown them! Also, if Mr. Goyer "finds it interesting that Drew couldn't find a living celeb to associate with the King Air", does that mean that HE can't? Because I can! You really do not want me to write a laundry list of celebs that own King Airs, I'll even throw in a list of super star athletes that own them too if you want.
Finally, was Mr. Goyer truly serious when saying, "all of this decadence can be obtained for the family's Dodge Caravan", when talking about the outfittings of a multi million dollar King Air? Or does he have a terrible sense of humor? I'm not sure if this Flying magazine author is considered part of the "press", but he sure sounds like one, with his own "mode of attack", because he "finds it resonates" with Flying magazine consumers.
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