|Quoting soundtrack (Thread starter):|
Why hasn't Boeing done more flying displays? This was the first since 1984
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):|
Liability and Public Relations concerns should an accident happen, I imagine.
|Quoting cmf (Reply 2):|
A successful display has no influence on an airlines buying decision. A failure may.
On the public relations side (passengers) a failure may prove extremely costly.
All in all very limited upside and while the risk is extremely small the downside of a failure is likely very costly.
|Quoting tugger (Reply 4):|
But this is exactly why a flying display is valuable and makes such an impression, a memorable impression.... the company is putting everything, essentially, on line and is so confident, so certain, that their plane is great, that their plane is capable of, and does, what has been promised that they can and will put it out there and prove it.
|Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 7):|
The company puts FAR more on the line by flying paying passengers than they ever do at an airshow. Airliners flying at airshows is just showing off for the sake of showing off...no tangible upside, huge downside.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos