Airshow news 9/6/06

September 6, 2006 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Malta air show in jeopardy:  Organizers of the
Malta air show fear the show is in jeopardy because of an
insurance issue.  I doubt this is the first time that air show organizers have faced this type of issue.  However, I wonder if we can glean lessons from this so we do not see this type of thing canceling air shows here in the
U.S.

Air Racing on AOL Video:  Apparently, they had someone do a 3 min video.  It has good information for those not familiar with planes.  Those familiar with the planes will find it a bit redundant.  It would appear filming was during the Pylon Racing Seminar in June.  If anyone knows, please leave a comment and let me know.

Of note: 
Iran has a
homegrown fighter jet.

You can’t bring your own snacks or drinks at
Reno
:  According to
this post, no snacks or drinks allowed at the Reno Air Races this year.  Confirmed here under “prohibited items.”  Total bummer for the fans and souvenir vendors.  When people spend their money on the stuff they could bring ($3 for a bottle of water – puh-lease!) then they don’t buy the fun stuff.  I understand the concern, but the security hype is getting out of hand, don’t ya think?

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Entry filed under: Air Races, Airshows, aviation.

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