A D-Jet test pilot at Diamond's Sun 'n Fun exhibit said he was among the employees who received layoff notices, but decided to stay at the show through the week before starting his search for a new job. "I don't blame the company," he said. "They tried to do everything they could to keep the D-Jet program going, including paying money out of their own pocket to the employees. This is purely political gamesmanship. If the Canadian government doesn't want to give Diamond a loan, they should just say that and then everybody can move on." If the D-Jet program is indeed canceled, Diamond would owe deposit holders an estimated $20 million, which could jeopardize not only the fate of Diamond's very light jet but also the company itself.