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Old 07-13-2005, 10:22 PM
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Default Sask Airshow Crash

I know it's not new news, but the crash in Sask of two of the Masters of Disaster team was truely a sad loss.

I had the pleasure of seeing their act 2 years back in Winnipeg when Younkin and Leroy were the only two planes in the air and it is still the most entertaining airshow display I have seen. Talk about a "wow" factor.

Not much more to add. My hats off to them.

Here's a couple of photos from that Winnipeg airshow. Enjoy.



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Old 07-14-2005, 07:18 AM
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Aside from the tragic loss of the pilots, the other sad bit about this event is the news media instigated hue & cry to ban airshows. The AHs use misery to create a "crisis" for their own self-interested purposes.
Old 07-14-2005, 07:54 AM
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That same crowd that would cry for a ban are the same bunch who know what's best for everyone and advocate government micro-management of everyone's life. "The people need to be told how, when and where regardless of the issue". They would legislate your moral beliefs and even know how to best spend your money............. and on and on.

Fact of this matter is that the safety proceedures in place worked. Nobody on the ground was injured. Pilots knew the risks and made personal choices to take them. The spectators also make a choice to accept some risk by attending, the same choice they made by deciding to take the much higher safety risk of driving to the event in the first place.

Old 09-02-2005, 09:25 PM
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What an utterly boring life we would lead if we, and others would accept no risk to our daily lives. Enjoyment in doing what you love is one of the reasons for our existance.
The loss of two lives and two beautiful aircraft is tragic but as has been said, the participants accept these risks. It must also be remembered, the pilots don't really do it for our entertainment, they do it for their own love of flying. Flying has always had an element of risk and even we accept that risk when we step on an airliner.
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:24 AM
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These guys died doing what they love.
I'm comfortable assuming that, given a second chance, they'd not make many changes in their life's pursuits.
Let's not let this tragedy be their legacy, let's celebrate their triumph over a mundane existence.
Old 09-04-2005, 06:53 AM
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let's celebrate their triumph over a mundane existence.
A mundane existence Jim? I am having a great time!

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Old 09-04-2005, 09:25 AM
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Ditto. Many of us have succeeded to various degrees. Unfortunately many don't, they fall prey to complacency or some other vice.
My point is, although the media may concentrate on their spectacular () ending, we should not limit ourselves to this commercial spin on their truly spectacular lives.
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As has been said, they went doing what they loved and likely, knowing it was their time, they would have scripted it along those lines.

THe suits/politicians that sit in their offices and try to micro-manage and figure out ways to protect us from ourselves are people I can't figure out. If they spent a fraction of the time trying to force our justice system to protect us from those who intentionally hurt, steal and kill, we'd all be able to enjoy life that much more.
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Marc

More and more I believe it is the media and not the "suits" that push agenda's down our throats. After the Snowbirds crash the local media were making statements like "This brings into question again the continued existance of the team" and of course they trotted out every full and/or half-baked so called "aviation expert" to pass judgement. My question was "in whose mind is the question being raised ... DND, the politicians or is it the media?" My vote is media. On a local afternoon call in radio show the topic was on whether or not folks supported the Snowbirds or should they be disbanded? The host kept saying it was going to be the afternoons topic of discussion. Prior to a break there had only been 4 calls into the show 3 of which were to keep the team going. Guess what!!! After the break they moved onto another topic because in my opinion they were not getting the negative response they wanted.

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A jet-biplane puts an airshow on the same level as a tractor-pulling contest.
But of course, the Romans flock to the Colliseum, and the crash-hungry media love it.
The public gets bored with the usual formation aerobatics, but shenanigans like smoke belching and intentional near misses sure dont help the image of general aviation, or our hobby either.

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