Quote by davejb View Post
Although an absolute tragedy, im afraid i dont agree with these air races, especially with aircraft that are of a certain period or historic, the stress that must be placed on these airframes could be enormous, its bad enough when a proper racing aircraft crashes and that has been specially designed for that purpose, but to see an old warbird being put through that kind of stress, which lets be honest it wasnt designed to race but to fight, and even then too much stress on the airframe led to break ups in the air, I think it should be banned and confined to ordinary display flying which even then has proved too much for an older plane, but without display flying these aircraft would end up in static displays which for all of us would also be tragic and give noone the thrill of seeing them flying
That was the other tought that crossed my mind!