10 Myths: Re­ally Don’t Like

Flight Journal - - EDITORIAL - Ernest Brad­ford, CFI, ME, IFR, c/s “Bones,” Ac­tive 1965–1985

With all due re­spect to Mr. Till­man the num­ber 1 de­bunk­ing por­tion of his myths ar­ti­cle is, and right­fully should be, of­fen­sive to many read­ers. His com­par­isons to cre­ate his view are patent non­sense—which, in my opin­ion, brings his credulity and judg­ment as a gen­uinely ob­jec­tive au­thor into ques­tion.

The en­tire myth piece is based on non-is­sues, es­pe­cially the num­ber 1 so-called myth. To com­pare the un­de­ni­able and hon­ored courage and in­tegrity of a few hun­dred cit­i­zens dur­ing the ori­gins of the United States to a mas­sive, world­wide cam­paign in­volv­ing a hun­dred na­tions and mil­lions of men and women against a gen­uinely

ruth­less and ag­gres­sive evil is be­yond ridicu­lous and begs be­lief.

I en­joy most of the fac­tual sto­ries, es­pe­cially those with great pho­to­graphs. But this is­sue was not one of your bet­ter ef­forts. Thanks for let­ting us know how you feel, Ernest.—BD (CFI, CFII, ME, Typed P-38/B-25, Ac­tive 1958–present).

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