SPECIAL REPORT. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of last month's three-hour six-state video teleconference on "Survival of FBOs" was who attended and who didn't. The alphabet groups were out in force: DOT, FAA, NATA, MATA, GAMA, SAMA, AOPA, even USDA. The Governor of North Dakota was there. But of the scores of participants, only six were FBO owners or managers; the rest were politicians, bureaucrats and lobbyists who, according to our man on the scene, "spoke a lot but said almost nothing." Here's a report of what transpired.