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Airshow Poll @ Cnn.com  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 851 times:

There is a interesting poll right now @ http://www.cnn.com homepage.

It is asking if Airshows should be stopped and banned? Does anybody agree with this? Last time I checked 30% was saying yes and 60% was saying no.
Go and make your vote.

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User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 833 times:

I already voted.... NO! NO! NO!

RIP those who died. But I am sure something can be done to make it safer, without stopping them.


User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 817 times:

lol when i read it, I thought that it was talking about the airshow map on the monitors inflight  Smile I get it now, though  Big grin I voted no

 Smile


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 808 times:

The 400m (or so) rule was not enforced in the Ukraine, that is why so many people died.

It was introduced after the ramstein crash, to try and eliminate casualties in amongst spectators in the event of a crash.

This is why everyone was safe at Biggin Hill last year when the two aircraft crashed.


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 793 times:

And it is typical that the news will present a poll like this without any background information. Have they explained the rules which are strictly enforced at U.S. and U.K. shows? (I will make the assumption that most European shows have roughly the same safety standards....) Did the news look into the safety standards which may or may not have been in place at the Ukraine show?

No wonder we have people who are clueless making decisions, reacting not on knowledge but on gut emotion. Sigh.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Oh like who cares what CNN has to say about it. This is just a trigger-happy reaction. Airshows will continue to be a part of the world as long as theres an atmosphere. Typical CNN. May I suggest that we improve safety standards in airshows universally as opposed to just banning them all?

QANTASforever


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