- Jul 29, 2005
- Orange County, California
Yeh, that is a possible factor.
Air racers, like automobile racers, are going to crash. It happens. Exactly as it is with auto racing, it's a PR problem with the general public. The pilots judge the risk for themselves....It gives cause to question the whole premise of the 'cheap air racing to promote aviation' thread.
It doesn't help much with the public perception of the safety of aviation. But high-performance air racing has about as much relevance to general civil aviation as military aviation does.Reading the "tone" of the news story, it seems like these crashes don't do much to help the safety reputation of aviation?
No, they are all about electric, not cheap.