neilalp
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Brian Williams Aviation Man! Avid Scanner Listener

Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:39 pm

I was flipping through the channels this evening and stopped on CNBC with Tim Russert who was interviewing Brian Williams. They were on the subject of aviation and Brian was explaining his knowledge and that he listens to a scanner all the time. He said he's got the police and fire, but he loves the aviation. And he said he knows what kind of plane, the configuration, engine manufacturer each time he flies. He mentioned that he daughter doesn't like flying so he tries to ease her. He also talked about how the Air National Guard gave him the controls over the Atlantic once.

So it sounds like if scanners every become illegal in the US or if spotting becomes a major issue we just need to get Brian Williams a heads up and I'm sure he would take our side.
 
uadc8contrail
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RE: Brian Williams Aviation Man! Avid Scanner Listener

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:06 pm

add Lester Holt(NBC) to the list of aviation buffs in the media......if memory serves me correctly he has a family member in the industry.....
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LAS757300
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RE: Brian Williams Aviation Man! Avid Scanner Listener

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:19 pm

"Libertarian" radio talker Neal Boortz is a big aviation buff. I caught his show once - for two minutes. I decided I had enough by the second time he refered to liberals as "bed wetters."
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btv92
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RE: Brian Williams Aviation Man! Avid Scanner Listener

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:19 pm

That's true,I believe,about Lester Holt.He was talking about his father being a pilot in WW2 once on the Saturday morning news.Lester also is an accomplished musician;played bass guitar on the show with the group on that day-he was very good. Cheers,Tim
 
jcs17
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RE: Brian Williams Aviation Man! Avid Scanner Listener

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:30 pm

Neil Boortz actually has a PPL and once in a while will discuss on his show his private aviation flights.
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Bluewave 707
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RE: Brian Williams Aviation Man! Avid Scanner Listener

Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:59 pm

You know, Brian Williams may be a voice for us, but it's always up to the powers-that-be at the networks, who have their heads stuck up somewhere so dark, they misconstrue everything Mr Williams et al. may be doing to help our hobby; or worse, have some non-informed reporter who doesn't know the difference between an MD-90 and a DC-900, or an A320 to A640. Some journalists (or their editors) couldn't, and wouldn't give a flip if they were factually wrong, as long as the story is reported, and thestation/network gets the ratings


The same could be said for the journalist who is NOT anti-gun (as is the rest of the liberal media).


As you can tell, I don't watch TV news. I've seen what goes on behind the scenes, that's why I don't believe everything they tell me, because it's all their opinion of events. It's called spin ...
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