Time flies

Ten years ago this month, we launched a bold experiment with the very first post in Randy’s Journal. My predecessor, Randy Baseler, started blogging around the time of the A380 rollout. There was a lot going on in our industry at the time—and a lot to talk about. This blog became the perfect outlet to share our view of the world while hoping to engage you in a conversation.

When Randy B. handed the blog over to me in May of 2007, final assembly of the 787 was just getting started. In the time since then, we’ve been on the aviation roller coaster together following the highs and lows of this crazy business.

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Randy Baseler (left) with me at the Starbucks in the Forbidden City, September 2004.

I never imagined we’d be able to keep up a steady stream of posts all these years, but we’ve somehow managed to pull it off. Along the way, we’ve sparked conversations—and pushed a few people’s buttons. But most of all, I hope we’ve connected you to Boeing in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago.

Thanks to Randy Baseler for leading the way. Here’s to 10 more years!

Comments (11)

Keith Warth (Sydney Australia):

Hullo Randy and Randy
Thank you for your enjoyable and informative blogs. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Regards Keith

Jasper (Wichita):

I've been following you for the past five years Randy. Your posts are great and always look forward to checking in. Best to you.

Al T. (Utah):

Thanks for the many years of posts and updates on Boeing and their many wonderful airplanes. Looking forward to the new 777 and 737.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

Congratulations! The blog was launched around the time the 7E7 Dreamliner was offered to airlines, and at the entry into commercial service of the 777-300ER. Both those planes are mega success stories, as evidenced by the last blog entry here - one of many such metrics. The blog thus has been around in what can only be described as a period of Boeing Airplanes going from strength to strength. It's been interesting, keep it up!

V V (Montréal, Québec):

I read in the very first Randy B's post, "Our orders went up, with 272 in ‘04 compared to 239 in ‘03." (emphasis added).

That was less than Airbus cancellation total in 2014, that was at 340!

Antonio Carlos (Minas Gerais, Brazil ):

Hello Randy, your blog is awesome. Consult every day to see if you have news, I am anxious waiting for them.

Daniel Ding (Toronto, Canada):

As always it's a pleasure to see your blog posts. Onwards and upwards to the future!

Nastia (Ukrain):

I've started following you for just a few months and I found your blog very interesting, informative. Thank you for your posts!
with best wishes Nastia

Henry Tan (Singapore):

I am a reader of Randy's Journal since the day dot. Never missed a single one. Keep 'em coming , Randy T.

I hope you can get Randy B to do a guest contribution, even if it's just to say hello ... maybe once in a blue moon. Haven't heard from him since his retirement. Please give him my regards if you meet/communicate with him next.

Anyway, I hope to read more from you in the years ahead but we know eventually will come a time for you to pass the baton to someone else. When that happens, please please do keep the blog's name whether or not the new guy is a again Randy or a Tom or a Dick or a Harry.

Jun Leido (Manila, Philippines):

Hello Randy T - Maybe Randy B can write a cameo edition.

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Congrats on ten fabulous years. I've been blogging here for about eight years and I have enjoyed it and I have learned a lot from this blog.

Keep up the great work Randy, I look forward every week to your posts and a great thanks to Randy Baseler for the start of boeingblogs.com/Randy's Journal.

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