“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Harrison Ford To Chair 2010 Special Olympics Airlift
Pilot and actor Harrison Ford has been named honorary chairman of Cessna Aircraft's 2010 Special Olympics Airlift. "It is an opportunity for Cessna to demonstrate [its] community-minded approach, and an opportunity for all of us in aviation to do something positive," said Ford. Cessna is seeking volunteers to transport some 2,000 athletes to the next Special Olympics, which will be held July 17-24, 2010, in Lincoln, Neb. The manufacturer hopes to secure at least 325 Citations in support of the effort.