Jim Fallows wins Max Karant Award

Our own http://www.jamesfallows.com/Jim Fallows is the 2002 Winner of the AOPA Max Karant Award (print category) for excellence in reporting on general aviation in the general (non-aviation) media.
Jim’s award was for the article “Freedom of the Skies” in the June 2001 issue of http://www.theatlantic.com/The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2001/06/fallows.htmclick here to read the article on-line). This article is an excerpt from his book http://www.jamesfallows.com/out.php?url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1586480405/qid=987789560/sr=1-4/ref=sc_b_5/107-3714559-5125364Free Flight, which tells the story of both Cirrus and Eclipse. Congratulations, Jim!

For the AOPA press release, http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/newsitems/2002/02-4-011.htmlclick here.


Well done! You’re one of the real Gentlemen of G.A., and your contribution has benifited all of us.

Thank you - we wish you continued success.


Merci, gents, appreciate your kind words.

I was in Palm Springs today for the surreally delightful award ceremony. It included a video from each of the Karant winners. Mine was filmed at KGAI a few weeks ago (actually, right after Steve Lin helped me get my plane back from its annual at Lancaster). It was a sunny/glarey day, and I had to look straight at the sun the whole time (while sitting on the wing root of N711DZ). My general affect through the video was indistinguishable from Popeye the Sailor Man. Squinting to keep from going blind in the sun. Some of the same Ancient Mariner/blind man effect visible in the AOPA promo shot.

Cirrus tent very well populated in the display area today. Tomorrow to Evansville for the CPPP, then back to real life for me.