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The call to ban airshows has been raised again. Three have been killed at the Reno air races this year. This has become one of the most disastrous air show seasons on record and is giving much fuel to the fire for the "ban airshows" crowd. As of this morning, nine men have died in airshow events this year :(

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/1...no-air-show/?hp

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Fast planes + racing = excitement and, occasionally, death. The pilots all know this, the spectators SHOULD know this too. Don't go to an airshow if you want a guarantee that a plane won't come hurtling into the crowd and wipeout you and 200 other people.

Banning airshows? Piffle! Ban the pussies who don't get "it," from attending airshows.

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Fast planes + racing = excitement and, occasionally, death. The pilots all know this, the spectators SHOULD know this too. Don't go to an airshow if you want a guarantee that a plane won't come hurtling into the crowd and wipeout you and 200 other people.

Banning airshows? Piffle! Ban the pussies who don't get "it," from attending airshows.

Jeez, what a wanker.

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If you REALLY want to puke, try this on for size;

By VIRGINIA WHEELER

September 15, 2007

THE Red Arrows have been banned from performing at the 2012 London Olympics as they are too BRITISH.

Barmy organisers claim the popular RAF display team’s military background “might offend other nations”.

The decision has left pilots, who were set to perform their best-ever display at the opening ceremony, in a state of outrage.

One said yesterday: “We have been simply blown away by this decision.

“For years we have talked about performing a display at the Olympic Games and how magnificent it would be.

“It never crossed our mind we would be banned from the event.”

The Arrows, officially named the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, have flown at 4,000 festivals worldwide. But the Department of Culture, Media and Sport ruled last week that the jets were “unsuitable” and “not in keeping with the event as they were too militaristically British”.

The government department is running the event alongside organising committee chairman Lord Sebastian Coe. An insider also suggested the Arrows had ALREADY performed at the Olympics — by doing a fly-past when London won the initial bid.

But the pilot added: “The Red Arrows did indeed perform a fly-past. But that was 2005 and was hurriedly organised.

“We really wanted to put on a world-class display for 2012 — something incredible and never seen before. It would be a showcase of everything that is great about Britain.

“The Red Arrows are as British as the Queen and London buses.

“They’re not an expression of our military power — they’re a source of national pride. But Olympic bosses have said we might offend foreigners. It’s madness.” Yesterday the Department for Culture, Media and Sport appeared to leave room for a U-turn.

A spokesman said: “No decision has yet been made.

“We haven’t made any final arrangements for the opening ceremony yet.”

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If you REALLY want to puke, try this on for size;

:angry:

By VIRGINIA WHEELER

September 15, 2007

THE Red Arrows have been banned from performing at the 2012 London Olympics as they are too BRITISH.

Barmy organisers claim the popular RAF display team’s military background “might offend other nations”.

The decision has left pilots, who were set to perform their best-ever display at the opening ceremony, in a state of outrage.

One said yesterday: “We have been simply blown away by this decision.

“For years we have talked about performing a display at the Olympic Games and how magnificent it would be.

“It never crossed our mind we would be banned from the event.”

The Arrows, officially named the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, have flown at 4,000 festivals worldwide. But the Department of Culture, Media and Sport ruled last week that the jets were “unsuitable” and “not in keeping with the event as they were too militaristically British”.

The government department is running the event alongside organising committee chairman Lord Sebastian Coe. An insider also suggested the Arrows had ALREADY performed at the Olympics — by doing a fly-past when London won the initial bid.

But the pilot added: “The Red Arrows did indeed perform a fly-past. But that was 2005 and was hurriedly organised.

“We really wanted to put on a world-class display for 2012 — something incredible and never seen before. It would be a showcase of everything that is great about Britain.

“The Red Arrows are as British as the Queen and London buses.

“They’re not an expression of our military power — they’re a source of national pride. But Olympic bosses have said we might offend foreigners. It’s madness.” Yesterday the Department for Culture, Media and Sport appeared to leave room for a U-turn.

A spokesman said: “No decision has yet been made.

“We haven’t made any final arrangements for the opening ceremony yet.”

WTF??? :angry:

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