Regarding the article on July 27 by John Stewart (Time to ground dangerous air shows), if Stewart feels that attending an air show is a danger to him, he should not attend. I, and thousands of others will attend. There is higher personal peril in driving on our highways with all the drunk and distracted drivers on the roadways.
Yes, people will push the speed or other envelopes. Example: the manned space exploration to name one. How far would we be if civilization did not take risks every day? In today’s society we have the deranged and terrorists creating havoc and threats in people’s lives.
Planes and other manmade equipment may have thousands of parts which are intended to be safe and risk free. However, most disasters and incidents are caused by human error. For example, the sinking of the Titanic.
We are not born with a safe and risk free bubble to surround us. Each of us has to calculate his/her individual acceptable level of risk.
At the end of his article it states:John Stewart is a born and bred Albertan who doesn’t drill for oil, ranch, or drive a pickup truck although all of those things have played a roll in his past.
What has this to do with his opinion on air shows? Is he looking for some gold star for his wall?
Fred Gifford, Red Deer