“"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."”
Breitling Auctions Off Aviation-Themed Watch
Breitling's Naval Centennial Limited Edition Airwolf timepiece is being auctioned online to benefit the National Flight Academy. The auction–with bids starting at $15,000–will close at 5 p.m. EST on February 29. The watch, one of 500 made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of naval aviation, has been worn by several aviators, starting with Commander Mark Kelly on Space Shuttle Endeavour’s last flight in May. Kelly will personally present the watch to the winning bidder.