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8 Looking for a Few Good People

The development support staff needed to be experienced, creative, flexible, and capable of moving quickly in order to have the system ready in less than 12 months. Most of all, the staff would have to be compatible and work in harmony. This was to be no place for egos to disrupt the flow of accomplishment. Only a group of dedicated individuals could pull off this Herculean task. It was going to take a significantly larger and more sophisticated staff than the one we had at Little Rock in the spring of 1972.

Irby continued to be a valuable source of information, providing knowledgeable insights into the personalities and capabilities of the small staff from Arkansas Aviation Sales while serving as a stable bridge ...

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