I have tried a few times now to have a conversation with you sir. I thought that maybe it was not possible due to the fact that you are a very busy
man, yet you seem to have the time to respond to the posts that interest you. I have been involved in aviation, mainly military, for a great while.
I have supported you in many ways as far as your background and fantastic achievements. Some of your claims are understandable, some a bit more out
there..but I have not really commented on that, they are your opinions and I respect that.
However, after trying again to reach and even u2u you, I feel let down. Again I had the hope that maybe we could talk and you could share some
thoughts with me!?
I have been let down again and have come to a pinnacle as far as your posts go. I have watched and participated in this thread abit, and I have seen
you blatantly offend other members..members that I am friends with.
Such people as Canada_EH, Gfad, Waynos, and myslef share the love of aviation as you do. It is the mottoe of ATS to "Deny Ignorance", and
especially in the aircraft forums I would think and expect that this attribute is necessary and respected by all.
I continue with this site because of the high level of communication, understanding, and respect among its members.....so far. You have attacked many
people Mr. Lear, and you have the undivided attention of so many that I would think that you would use this opportunity to be a role model...but in
fact just the opposite is happening. I am sure that I, and my opinion, am not important to you....what a shame because I once held you in a very high
regard. The opportunity has been there for you to talk to me, even say, "hey Mondo...I'd love to chat but I am just super busy", I even offered
you that caveat but still........nada.
Alas I must speak my mind a bit and mention how much I dislike your attacks at the people that just want proof that has yet to come. Do you have to
prove yourself?......I don't know, but all these people want is some support to back up your ideas.......what they get is insults!!!!
I have and will always admire your achievements within the aviation field. The human relations field and manner in which you debate have left me
unimpressed. Please don't forget that we are all human and deserve respect, being humble is so rare these days.
I write this to you in an effort to show my support of fellow members/friends on ATS and as a show of last resort to communicate with you. There is
never a need to bash others..if you disagree or have strong feelings, just explain in a mature respectful manner.
Mr. Lear, please underatnd that I mean no offense by this post at all...I just feel let down. Also, I will not stand by and watch what I consider an
attack on fellow members.
These people are good people who contribute greatly to the life on ATS.....they will not be hammered and/or insulted by anybody, not without my
I wish you a good day, I will not expect a response as I have done that too many times already. I am not happy to write this to you, but not having
the time for me is one thing, watching my brothers be insulted is another.......we can turn this around and get back to a respectful converstion,
learn from each other, and expect proof for claims.
Peace and God Bless, Mondo
Again, this is in no way an attack on you or your credentials or beliefs. I am just expressing dislike in the comments you make to other
members.....take it as constructive criticism..or with a grain of salt, either way it is meant with respect from me sir.
[edit on 7-4-2007 by Mondogiwa]