OK, let’s get it out in the open. We all know the “Couldn’t move to
line was merely an excuse to replace the captain in order to head off a full blown mutiny. But what happens after you make the Captain
walk the plank?
People or groups with a desire to survive do an emergency status review of all policies and programs then begin bailing water as quickly as possible. Not EAA.
|This is the EAA display at the current NBAA Convention.|
Did someone not get the memo? Does someone not understand the critical state of EAA at this time? How does this happen? It pains me to say this but it is clear that EAA still doesn’t get it. If they did, the house would have been cleansed to the point a display like the one in these photos from the current NBAA Convention would never have seen the light of day. It is a perfect example of all that is wrong with EAA.
|Another unbelievable EAA display from the NBAA Convention.|
The organization is out of touch, they do not know their market, and they clearly have no idea that the planes in these displays represent work to many pilots who would prefer to be out building the experimental of their dreams or flying a vintage biplane over a beautiful fall landscape. What it shows is that EAA has more house cleaning to do. I pray that Jack has it in him because it is obvious there are problems at all levels and there is much more to be done. Good luck Jack.
As I sit here writing this and looking at these photos, I find myself even more dismayed by what EAA did here. The best thing the organization could do is to save them and have a ceremonial burning during Airventure 2013. In fact, they could sell tickets to see which attendee gets to light them off. The funds would likely keep the museum, which is a terrible drain on the organization, afloat for another year.