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Farnborough Airshow public weekend axed -BBC

Old 13th Mar 2019, 11:59
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I truly think this kind of stuff will one day backfire. I'd like to know how many young people became a pilot (or aviation industry professional) after attending this kind of events. I, while working at BAe Systems, managed to get a free pass. I was 25 years old, and was amazed to see A340s making almost 90 degree turns, among many other perfectly safe "stunts" which gave me a truly "romantic" vision of commercial aviation.

Not surprisingly a few years after, with some money earned, I took my PPL. At the end it became a hobby, but 2 of my colleagues, continued to the ATPL, both are TAP Air Portugal F/Os, one is flying the A340/330.

These decisions contribute nothing to ensure public confidence inn the safety of aviation, nor to gather people wanting to join in for the love of it, instead of economics.

It is sad. One day we shall see COMACs deligthing a crowds at Air Shows in China, while the west watches "Mayday".
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 11:50
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It's like visitor terraces at airports. Many get closed because it's too expensive with all the security needed. And then there is the surprise that you end up with grumpy airport neighbours that complain and go to court over noise all the time. Nobody grows up experiencing the fascination of flying anymore. For the aviation industry finding young talent gets harder all the time.
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