Well, it's been one heck of a first year. The Chicago Tribune's Julie Johnsson did a very humbling profile on me yesterday and I wanted to share a bit of it because, really, without all of you I wouldn't be anywhere at all. Thank you.
Blogger gets off ground with 787
Political junkie broke news about Dreamliner delays
By Julie Johnsson - Chicago Tribune
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Blogger Jon Ostrower started out with little more than a battered Dell laptop and a goal of detailing the creation of a groundbreaking airplane, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.
Ostrower had neither aerospace nor journalism training. But in little more than 18 months, the 24-year-old has significantly altered how aerospace is covered, a world in which work is cloaked in secrecy.
Writing late at night from his Boston living room, he emerged as the go-to source of information about the world's first jetliner made from superhardened plastics, breaking stories of its production woes at a Seattle-area factory.
"This guy's track record is almost in a class by itself," said Richard Aboulafia, who is among the many aviation analysts who read Ostrower closely.
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