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Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

Betty Rollison Cont'd 1 Flight Up handles everything from making sure planes remain well maintained and have full fuel tanks to having a variety of newspapers and beverages onboard the airplane. They know birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions and remember to have flowers or other gifts along for these occasions. Service, the partners said, sets them apart from other airplane management businesses. " Imagine purchasing a vehicle and never having to put gas in it," Rollison used as an analogy. "We try to give value; we really do." But the major difference between 1 Flight Up and other airplane management

companies is that 1 Flight Up lets people fly and teaches them how. Most corporate executives that own airplanes leave the flying to the firm managing the airplane, never getting in the cockpit themselves. Rollison believes 1 Flight Up is the only firm letting these licensed pilots and plane owners fly. The concept of teaching people to fly and maintaining their aircraft has workedor 1 Flight Up. Gianaris' connections from his years of flight instruction in the Bay Area brought the first clients to the firm. "Most of these people live in a tight knit high—tech world," Gianaris said. Word has spread from there.

Betty sent in this little golf story too. Never having played the game, I don 't really understand the concept but l'm sure some will get the gist. Four old timers were playing their weekly game of golf, and one remarked how for Christmas this year he'd love to wake up on Christmas morning, roll out of bed and without an argument go directly to the golf course, meet his buddies and play a round. His buddies all chimed in and said, "Let's do it! We'll make it apriority, figure out a way and meet here early, Xmas morning." Months later, that special morning arrives, and there they are on the links. The first guy says, "Boy this game cost me a fortune! I bought my wife such a diamond ring that she can't take her eyes off it." Number 2 guy says, " I spent a ton too. My wife is at home planning the cruise I gave her. She was up to her eyeballs in brochures." Number 3 guy says, "Well my wife is at home admiring her new car, reading the manual." They all turn to the last guy in the group and he is staring at them like they have lost their minds. "I can't believe you all went to such expense for this golf game. I slapped my wife on the butt and said, "Well babe, is it sex or golf?" She said, "Take a sweater."

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Magazine of TWA Active Retired Pilots Assn.

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