Vertex Helicopters: One day of classes, with four hours in a classroom and four in the chopper.
Cedar Ridge Aviation: A 10-minute conversation.
Edge: Vertex. The military-trained pilots should get you plenty ready to battle Miss Piggy.
Vertex: You’ll fly all over the state with a former military pilot.
Cedar Ridge: Two days of hog hunting at a West Texas lodge.
Edge: Cedar Ridge. A weekend of shooting and post-hunt bourbons with a man who once gunned down 500 hogs in a day. It’s like rolling sushi with Nobu.
The Legal Connections
(just in case something goes haywire)
Vertex: Strong ties to the US military.
Cedar Ridge: They lobbied for this bill in Austin.
Edge: Cedar Ridge. Dustin, the owner, monitored the Pork Chopper Bill through the entire process. We hear he has Mr. Perry on speed dial.
Vertex: War stories from overseas.
Cedar Ridge: Tales of pig hunting in Knox City.
Edge: Draw. On the one hand, the Vertex guys served in Germany and in Desert Storm. On the other, Dustin’s been hunting hogs since he was 6. It’s a win-win...