From Our Desk to Yours

An editorial by Michael Simmons

Two weeks ago I boarded a plane to attend the Appraisal Summit in Las Vegas and lead a panel discussion on ways to benefit your business by bringing aboard a trainee. Once the boarding doors closed the pilot announced that we would be delayed. It seemed that a plastic cowling around the plane’s window in front of the Pilot had come apart. We were told to expect an hour delay. 20 minutes later the pilot came back on the intercom and in an excited voice announced we were close to being cleared for takeoff. It turned out that they were repairing the loose windshield with a ‘good epoxy’ and something the pilot described gleefully as ‘High Speed Tape” that was good up to 1,000 miles an hour! Not surprisingly, the aircraft got what I would consider to be eerily quiet. Continue reading