Who cares about being PC? I don't know a single person who isn't annoyed with it, black, white, drunk, sober It's silly and way less fun.Drunk is not good; grandmother or farmer getting a first flying lesson is a little more PC. The act is only as old as aviation; I enjoy the fact that the whole flight is cross controlled and more in-control than the average pilot in the pattern. I have not seen that guy before, but I enjoy the guy who ends his bit landing on a moving truck. Except for one maneuver, more interesting than the last T-Bird show I saw.
I think it's awesome and nowhere near as boring as all the usual "safe" airshows. Let it all hang out and show how much fun flying can be when you're not obsessing over all the intricacies of what MIGHT happen.
Younger folks in the crowd might actually be intelligent enough to realize that they won't let a drunk pilot fly in an airshow *gasp*.
It always seems "awesome" until something >DOES< happen.
IE.. P-51s doing formation landings
So, growing up, getting drunk, and flying around like that is actually fun?...Or ya know, you could let loose a little and show them that growing up and doing airplane stuff is actually fun.
I think that's a very good distinction, and also a useful one. I agree that fly-ins should do more to promote themselves to people interested in flying. Seems we only see them mentioned amongst pilot groups. A distinction can be made in the marketing to target people who are actually interested, rather than the general public at-large.I guess that's the difference between airshows and fly-in's. An Airshow you watch pretty airplanes doing amazing stuff with some static display aircraft, but can't get close to the feeling of what aviation is. A fly-in is a get together of planes and pilots that can talk to each other about planes and flying. You can't get that at an airshow. Fly-ins should be promoted locally more to attract would be pilots.