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Old 01-22-2013, 04:01 PM
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I understand the airshow/everyone knows thing. There is still a risk here that is just not acceptable to me. gust of wind, one of the people on the ground movin the wrong way.....dead air pocket. too many ways to get killed in that scenario. any one of the three could cause fatal accident for two at least.
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Oh well , there still young , hopefully they survive , come to their senses and learn their kids never to try this again
Bruno .
Yeah. You won't see me standing out there but if someone else wants to, more power to them. Not much different than people standing there holding poles with ribbons in between while the pilot flies through the middle. Looks fun, but not a job I'll volunteer for.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:07 PM
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Yeah. You won't see me standing out there but if someone else wants to, more power to them. Not much different than people standing there holding poles with ribbons in between while the pilot flies through the middle. Looks fun, but not a job I'll volunteer for.
Well , let's say it was a little more risky than holding a pole with ribbons ....

I had my fair share of doing STUPID things but this one must be one of the toplist ...
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:32 PM
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Well , let's say it was a little more risky than holding a pole with ribbons ....

I had my fair share of doing STUPID things but this one must be one of the toplist ...
Correction ,

It's on Top of the list
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:55 PM
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That would be "Jason newburg" being reckless.




Na , just Jason being Jason...
Always pushing the envelope and having fun
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:18 PM
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It is a group of people on motorcycles and four wheelers. They are practicing for a demo. Circus of the Machines.
Remington Dallas Stunt Riderz and Viper Airshows are Circus of The Machines - YouTube
SNORE!!! Airshows are for planes...not wanna be cool guys on rice burning crotch rockets and quads
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:05 PM
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This really depends on the circumstance.

If it was a bunch of knobs rolling around on the runway and the pilot was "kind of aware of their presence" then it's stupid and should not be applauded.

If this was a practice for a show where the positions are relatively calculated and rehearsed in a pre-flight briefing and the stunt is repeated with all the calculations in place, then WOW.. brave guys...

That being said.. What's that saying? There are smart, old air show pilots, but no wreckless, old air show pilots? Or something like that?
Sleepy you are close but no Cigar. LOL ! I believe the Saying goes I have seen many old pilot's, and many Bold pilot's, But to this day, I have never seen an Old, Bold, Pilot. At least that is what my flight Instructor always told me.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:03 PM
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Wow
I do think the pilot is awesome, but the bike and plane leave little margin for error!
I guess some of the things that don't kill ya............make you _________!
To many words to sub.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:42 PM
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Get a life people. Does everything have to be without risk?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:54 PM
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Great skills on the pilot !!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:20 PM
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I'm conditionally OK with these guys doing this. At least all of the people that were visually in the splatter pattern were participants, who at least sort of knew what they were getting into. I'm with the crew that has already had too much of this in my lifetime to want more opportunities to have the dice come up snake eyes, so I am not going to be out there with them.

Things that would make me less OK with it. Spectators. Participants not having their own health insurance that is fully informed of the likely costs this crew will have. Not having the loans on the bikes/quads/planes paid off.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:45 PM
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Not having the loans on the bikes.
Those are stunt riders. As I guy who used to own "Riders 4 Life" and stunt ride I can tell you those bikes are 1 of three things

1) Sponsored (If they are big time, bike shops throw bikes at the good stunt riders)

2) Cobbled together. At one time I had 9 assembled or partially assembled 900RR's from scrap yards in my garage

3) Stolen.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:17 PM
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I'm conditionally OK with these guys doing this. At least all of the people that were visually in the splatter pattern were participants, who at least sort of knew what they were getting into. I'm with the crew that has already had too much of this in my lifetime to want more opportunities to have the dice come up snake eyes, so I am not going to be out there with them.

Things that would make me less OK with it. Spectators. Participants not having their own health insurance that is fully informed of the likely costs this crew will have. Not having the loans on the bikes/quads/planes paid off.
Wouldn't the Affordable Care Act take care of the health insurance part? I think they need the spectators as it is a "Airshow". And I'm sure the bikes are paid for, and the insurance premium on the planes will cover them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:18 PM
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Let's just the president to issue a executive order outlawing all aerobatics.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:08 AM
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Only consenting adult thrill seekers putting on a badass show for us to watch...watch or don't...your choice... I'm watching...but I am way to chicken to try any of that crazy ghit...well, today I am...
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:22 AM
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Get a life people. Does everything have to be without risk?

Agreed^^^
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