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Old January 14th 16, 03:11 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Dudley Henriques[_3_]
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Default Strong-armed by the "Quiet Birdmen"?

On Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 8:23:17 PM UTC-5, wrote:
Please humor me...

What's with this group known as the "Quiet Birdmen"?

I'm a free-lance writer with little or no interest in aviation.
However, through a fortuitous turn of events, I stumbled across this
seemingly ultra-secretive group known as "The Ancient and Secret Order
of Quiet Birdmen." I happened to get a great angle on what I thought
would be a provocative story, then hit a brick wall -- and worse.

The story is centered on the group's annual party -- known as a "Wing
Ding" -- held in Las Vegas last October.

After a preliminary investigation of circumstances surrounding this
event, I was clearly discouraged from publication of the piece. Certain
self-proclaimed members of the "Quiet Birdmen" took a very heavy-handed
approach to discouraging me from writing the article. They backed off
after I went to the police, as their techniques may have bordered on
harassment and criminal threatening. So what gives here? The last time
I checked, the first amendment was still in effect.

Should I be worried? They came on pretty strong (while hiding behind a
telephone, anyway). My family is concerned. To add to the frustration,
my attempts to find a central office for this fraternal group have
yielded no results. It's weird.

Any opinions or info on "The Ancient and Secret Order of Quiet Birdmen"
would be most welcome.

Thanks,
Sid Goldfarb



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The QB's have been a select aviation organization in the United States for many many years. They are an honorary association whose members have all been "invited" to join the group. They count among their ranks most of the greatest aviators of our time.
They seek no publicity. They are not a "secret organization", merely a private one.
I'm not surprised you came up empty. :-))
Dudley Henriques
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Old January 14th 16, 04:52 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Strong-armed by the "Quiet Birdmen"?

Dudley Henriques wrote:


The QB's have been a select aviation organization in the United States for many many years. They are an honorary association whose members have all been "invited" to join the group. They count among their ranks most of the greatest aviators of our time.
They seek no publicity. They are not a "secret organization", merely a private one.
I'm not surprised you came up empty. :-))
Dudley Henriques


The Quiet Birdment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiet_Birdmen

Martha Lunken crashes a Birdman meeting in drag

http://www.flyingmag.com/martha-lunk...e-i-wont-utter


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Jim Pennino
 




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