Mike Press Addressing the Faithful
Freedomjamstart provided this firsthand account:
Well whoopee folks. Thank you so much dearest Vern for convincing the FAA to limit the Partial Eclipse to DAY VFR under 18 000'. The FAA was reluctant, but Vern saved the day...
[Mike leaps up, hoists Sherri in the air]
Gimme a V (for VFR)
Gimme a E (for Eclipse…)
[the crowd roars]
Gimme a R (for resale value)
Gimme a N (for New Mexico’s taxpayers)
What does it spell……VERN, VERN VERN…
[Mike's now jumping around in his Tutu with the Pom Poms waving…should have shaved his legs though...Crowd is going crazy, behind Vern on the wall the sales ticker just hit 3200 sold]
[Once Ken and the faithful calm back down, Mike gets serious...]
I have looked into Vern's soul, and here is a man I can trust!
I thought I wanted to take a business trip to close a deal, but as usual JetIncomplete helped me understand the error of my wilful ways.
Sherri was right, I didn’t really have an important meeting in ??, what I really needed was a good dose of Alabama Cholesterol.
Hiring soothsayers and palm readers is an incredible disruptive technology, another first for PartialEclipse (Reagan was in politics by then, not business, so he doesn't count).
This AD is really the greatest thing. I was always afraid of the landing flare of the Partial Eclipse with partially full tanks, but now I can be sure of nice empty tanks on all 300 mile legs. What a great design. What a lovely plane. I love Vern. Everything is fantastic.
The ramp guy was a lovely guy. He invited all his friends to see the plane.
[Sales ticker clicks over to 3208...Crowd roars]
This stop saved us quite a bit of money. Jet A was $3.15 a gallon, but the Ramp guy's Mum worked at Macdonalds, and sold me the used cooking oil for only .50c a gallon. Wow. that is great. I love my AD. I love my plane. I love Vern.
[Mike's pom poms are really flying here...Vern's on his Blackberry checking the IPO timer].
You can be sure that I will be getting Jet InComplete to plan all destinations based on fuel price. Hell, I can finally do that extended tour of the Middle East and Venezuela!
Another thing I really love to bits about flying my jet VFR is the view. I love gazing out the window at the ground going past. That's why I am soo happy that I get new windows every 300H's.
Vern is great.
Vern is wonderful!
We love Vern.
Having Window LRU's that never need cleaning is such a disruptive technology.
Vern is a genius.
I love Vern!
I love my Partial Eclipse.