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brownlemur's avatar

Why do air shows still exist, when it is almost a certainty that the planes will crash?

Asked by brownlemur (4081points) September 1st, 2007
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glial's avatar

Simply, because pilots still participate and the public goes to watch.

mirza's avatar

because its an amazing experience and the thrill is what makes it so exciting. its almost certail that wrestling matches will bring pain upon the participants but that doesnt mean people will stop watching wrestling/boxing/ufc.

side question: why do people still watch movies about superheroes when its almost a certainty that they dont exist?

brownlemur's avatar

1) Yes it is exciting; however, the wrestling analogy is flawed logic since the wrestlers seldom die, whereas the pilots do. I have not been able to find any statistics regarding air show disasters, so I can’t really talk about this in an intelligent manner.

2) People love superheroes and want super powers. The eternal question is, which is more desirable: flight or invisibility?

hossman's avatar

Invisibility. I can always fly by air carrier, but if you mean truly invisible, undetectable by any means, then guess who’s sitting in on Cabinet meetings?

Hawaiiguy's avatar

actually a lot of wrestlers die, sadly from toxic abuse and sometimes they take innocent people
with them.

xgunther's avatar

For the same reason NASCAR is still around.

Ma-goo's avatar

Because of us “excitement junkies”

rovdog's avatar

invisibility is so much more interesting

Poser's avatar

It is by no means a certainty that a plane will crash. Hundreds, if not thousands of planes fly in air shows each year in this country, and you only hear about the ones who do crash. That is a decimal percentage.

Aviation is a science, and with the aircraft maintenance and flight-crew training that goes into each flight—well there’s a reason it’s the safest form of travel.

peedub's avatar

Because the Blue Angels are really Freemasons

skeh0138's avatar

I think you just answered your own question. I also secretly suspect that dying in a plane-crash is an unique American fantasy.

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