Flyin'Dutch' wrote:It is a 1: 1 copy
Shoddy Warbird operations with scant regard for the rules, ego riding the aeroplane, no oversight over the operation, shoddy maintenance and a long lead up to the day of the crash.
Without warbirds there would be virtually no displays. If however, there was an active display circuit built around historic civil aircraft, no doubt we'd see the same.
I agree both this and Shoreham have common ground, that being pilot negligence. The Avenger pilot got away with it, this time,. Just like the Hunter pilot did, until he didn't.
Why is it so difficult to do what seems to be obviously the right thing? Whether it is hitting the correct gate heights and speeds, or aborting, when looping a Hunter, or just aborting a display and landing a sick aeroplane early. Does ego and/or adrenaline really cloud these decisions?
The quickest way to fall out with people is, discuss politics.