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What AirVenture 2009 Means to us

Paul Schaller
President and CEO
Quest Aircraft

What AirVenture 2009 Means To Us

(Duration 2:54min)

Monday, July 27, 2009…By most counts, there are fewer than 600,000 pilots in the United States. If this year is anything like years past, one week at EAA AirVenture will see well over 600,000 through the gates. Those numbers say something. They tell the story that this trade show isn't just about innovation in aviation. It's not just where the craftsmen, major companies, and regular pilots rub shoulders. It's where dreamers and builders come to educate and be educated. It's where individuals come to inspire and to be inspired. For one week each year this puts Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the center of the aviation world. And this year EAA AirVenture is showcasing to all those 600,000 people a program called FLY4LIFE, highlighting the humanitarian and mission-based organizations that fly to serve others. Quest is proud to be a part of this celebration.

We’ve now sent 19 KODIAKs into the field and we’re thrilled that 7of those serve with humanitarian and mission-based flight operations around the world. So you can imagine what an honor it is for us to stand together with our friends and partners as we participate in FLY4LIFE on the stage of aviation's greatest gathering.

At Quest, the work we do is complicated, but our principles are simple. Two things that keep a soul healthy and happy are faith and dreams and neither mountains nor oceans nor deserts nor jungles nor tundra should put those things beyond the reach of anyone. It's precisely this that makes us so deeply grateful to see the way our product is being put to use.

Our yellow hats off to the participants of this year's FLY4LIFE program at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, 2009.