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    Re: Pilot killed in air show crash at California Air Force base

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You don't see where age comes into it? Do you know anyone 77 years old?? Their reflexes have gone the way of the dodo bird, their physical strength is worth crap, their judgement may or may not be impaired.

    Yes, you're right. He did die doing something he loved. That's a good thing. What I'm grateful for is that he didn't take a grandstand with him.
    Airshow accidents are relatively common, but much less common that anyone other than the pilot gets hurt.

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    Re: Pilot killed in air show crash at California Air Force base

    So many places for something to go wrong with the old designs:

    PT-17.jpg

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    Re: Pilot killed in air show crash at California Air Force base

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I know it came off as rather callous, and I guess it was. I just get tired of the "died doing what they love" phrase when a thrill seeker ends up killing themselves.
    Thrill seekers don't make it to 77 in that business.
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    Re: Pilot killed in air show crash at California Air Force base

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    So many places for something to go wrong with the old designs:

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    Even so she's a beauty. I'd love to get my hands on one one day.
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    Re: Pilot killed in air show crash at California Air Force base

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    So many places for something to go wrong with the old designs:

    PT-17.jpg
    That goes for most designs.
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    Re: Pilot killed in air show crash at California Air Force base

    I feel bad for the family and I think that his age was not as much a factor. This is dangerous and so is many things people do. However I just wish we as a country would have more headlines and discussions when someone in the richest country in the world dies of starvation as we do for things like this.

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