““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
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.