This past Friday was the last day on the job for Terry Maxon, the aviation reporter for the Dallas Morning News and one of the best in the business. And over the final week or so on the job Maxon recounted some of his best (and worst) experiences, interactions and stories. They are people stories and news stories wrapped up into the tight, compelling writing style which he has mastered. Maxon covered the biggest names and egos in the aviation world during a time where the industry underwent transformation on a regular basis. And these last few filings are a great window into that history and those personalities. Definitely worth reading.
- Tales from the Beat: Herbert D. Kelleher
- Tales from the Beat: Robert L. Crandall of American Airlines
- Tales from the Beat, Part 3: Gordon Bethune
- Tales from the Beat, Part 4: The bankruptcy of American Airlines
- Tales from the beat: My front-page correction, and other stories from the past 25 years
- 30 idle thoughts for Friday (This will have to hold you for a while)
Maxon was a source I relied upon regularly and he will most definitely be missed in the industry.
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