Sunday, October 08, 2017

The Blue Angels and public safety

Commander of Naval Air Forces Pacific Vice Adm. Michael Shoemaker is calling for several changes to take place for the Blue Angels after Kuss's death (file above)
I'm not a pacifist and appreciate the skill of the Blue Angel pilots and their readiness to show the public that skill. 

But why do it over a city, where a pilot error or equipment failure would mean a crash in a densely populated area?

Last year there was a Blue Angel accident that killed a pilot. Fortunately, it happened during a show in a rural area.



At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was Chis Daly's opinion too. My question to Chris at the time was, what about the people murdered in D6? Chris never responded and never really saw that as an issue when he came up for re-election, though I was at all his rallies and asked him repeatedly. The Angels still haven't killed anyone, yet between Chris and Jane Kim I guess more than 25 people have been murdered in D6.

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Okay, but murder is a little different than the US government indulging in a dangerous display of military prowess to impress the public. Hard to avoid thinking that the Navy and the Pentagon particularly like to do it over this famously liberal city to show us...what, exactly? That they are strong and we are weak in a dangerous world? Seems like a kind of bullying.


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