I just finished your editorial [It’s Not Always Politics] and must commend you on your exceptional leadership of ASW the past five years. Your editorial staff is excellent, and I can assure you — from my viewpoint as a reader — that the publishing expertise is excellent as well. No apologies are necessary for a printing schedule that relies partly on safety-related events, which never occur at a convenient time. Also, the transformation of the magazine has been excellent and its presentation is surely bound to attract further advertising, which I have learned through Professional Pilot is always a publication’s lifeblood, and the daily battle to retain it month after month never-ending.
ASW remains the pre-eminent magazine for aviation safety, and your efforts are to be commended. Likewise, your staff, which I have had the pleasure to work with on numerous occasions, has that rare ability to make statistics-filled accident reports an interesting read.
Thank you for allowing me to contribute and work with the Foundation and ASW; it is by far my most rewarding effort expended in this business.
David M. Bjellos
Aviation Manager, Florida Crystals