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(5:31) Has health and safety ruined entertainment? From a helicopter flying show in 1990.

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glortman glortman (2225 days ago)
After the tragic deaths at the Reno Air Races Sept. 16, 2011, I am having more trouble justifying this sort of spectacle. Sure, I guess if you want to fly a race plane or sit in the stands, your life is your own responsibility. I imagine for those present watching the Mustang slam into other spectators, it was not 'entertainment'.
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After the tragic deaths at the Reno Air Races Sept. 16, 2011, I am having more trouble justifying this sort of spectacle. Sure, I guess if you want to fly a race plane or sit in the stands, your life is your own responsibility. I imagine for those present watching the Mustang slam into other spectators, it was not 'entertainment'.
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Guest: (2224 days ago)
Are you sure that it was a Mustang?
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Are you sure that it was a Mustang?
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glortman glortman (2224 days ago)
The reports say it was a heavily modified P-51D. The wings had been cut down by the pilot. But, no, I am not sure: I am relying on the expertise of others.
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The reports say it was a heavily modified P-51D. The wings had been cut down by the pilot. But, no, I am not sure: I am relying on the expertise of others.
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Guest: Simon (2225 days ago)
Astounding piloting no doubt, but geez what if anything went wrong? It CAN happen even with all the best skill and precautions. If anything did go wrong at that event, it could have been catastrophic. I'm definitely not one for wrapping everything up in cotton wool but I reckon that was too risky given the close proximity of the crowd.
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Astounding piloting no doubt, but geez what if anything went wrong? It CAN happen even with all the best skill and precautions. If anything did go wrong at that event, it could have been catastrophic. I'm definitely not one for wrapping everything up in cotton wool but I reckon that was too risky given the close proximity of the crowd.
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slicksps slicksps (2225 days ago)
Things can go wrong, things can go wrong in ANY situation. The most risk here was getting the spectators, many inexperienced drivers to come to and leave the stadium in the first place in 2 tonne killing machines. They are more likely to have an accident than this skilled pilot. Everything has a risk, and it's a case of weighing up the risks and making choices accordingly.
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Things can go wrong, things can go wrong in ANY situation. The most risk here was getting the spectators, many inexperienced drivers to come to and leave the stadium in the first place in 2 tonne killing machines. They are more likely to have an accident than this skilled pilot. Everything has a risk, and it's a case of weighing up the risks and making choices accordingly.
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Guest: helilover (2010 days ago)
what if you get hit by a truck ? should we abandon traffic ?
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what if you get hit by a truck ? should we abandon traffic ?
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Guest: Sensible (1995 days ago)
Latest comment: Tell it all to Vic Morrow and child actors Myca Dinh Le (age 7) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age 6).
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Latest comment: Tell it all to Vic Morrow and child actors Myca Dinh Le (age 7) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age 6).
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Guest: helilover (2010 days ago)
was meant for Simon
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was meant for Simon
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Guest: e53 (2225 days ago)
well, the show could be good in an open field but not in a stadium.
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well, the show could be good in an open field but not in a stadium.
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Guest: Jack (2225 days ago)
Yeah I am sure the public loves paying for the fuel of those navy choppers.
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Yeah I am sure the public loves paying for the fuel of those navy choppers.
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London1 London1 (2225 days ago)
Health and Safety's ruined a lot of things, not just entertainment. A lot of excellent helicopter pilots in Australia, probably the best.
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Health and Safety's ruined a lot of things, not just entertainment. A lot of excellent helicopter pilots in Australia, probably the best.
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Guest: london1 (2225 days ago)
Is this another area of your expertise?
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Is this another area of your expertise?
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