|Vol. 16 No. 86||
Thursday October 26, 2017
Richard Malkin Was A Genius
I started in the air cargo business with Seaboard Word Airlines in the
60s, Richard Malkin was already a legend.
The Air Cargo Genius
You see, when it came
to reporting, thinking ahead, or for that matter reasoning what was happening
and what it all meant to a fledgling industry, including what would happen
tomorrow, Richard Malkin was the only voice out there.
He Talked To Me
And then one day in the
70s it happened. My secretary told me Richard Malkin was on the
Lessons Learned In Word PicturesWe sat down and Dick took out his notebook where he had a series of questions already prepared.
For over an hour I tried to suppress all the angst and answer his questions.
Thinking back over the years parts of that day are still crystal clear and I imagine will remain so for the rest of my life.
I recall being OK when he asked me what was happening, but when he got into what might happen ahead, I had to admit I didn’t have any answers.
But that didn’t faze Dick. He just nodded and went on with the next question.
But I swore to myself that I would never again be put into a position where I wasn’t thinking about how we could make air cargo better. That one interview with Dick shaped the rest of my life in air cargo.
How could we make air cargo better?
Life & Beyond
Over the years Dick interviewed
me many times on the future of air cargo, but that first meeting with
the man who witnessed and wrote brilliantly about that first great air
cargo movement, the Berlin Airlift, is burned into my memory.
History AliveKeep his memory alive and remember his one question to me a long time ago:
“How can we make our industry and products better?” Dick wondered.
So I remember Dick and he lives in my heart and in all the hearts of those who work finding the path to make air cargo better.
Rest easy, my friend.
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