So Near, Yet So Far – Flying Mag

November 12, 2020
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“Who are my minders in this conference room at the Textron Maintenance Center in Wichita, Kansas? I know that two of these men are helping me by being careful and complete. One is Mike Shafer. A former NFL player and now friend of mine, he has been with me every step of the way. He’s dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s even as I have squirmed and pleaded for relief. He’s held my hand, told me to be patient and schooled me in the intricacies of engine and avionics programs and how to accept an airplane after you’ve agreed on the price.”

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