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bmcj

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It would seem logical to me that the spectator stands would be on the straight away and not the end of a turn like they have it.
At some point along the course, the planes will be pointed at the stands. The only way to avoind that is to put the stands INSIDE the course.
 

Hot Wings

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It would also seem logical to have them further away.
How far is far enough? This is kind of like saying instead of tossing the hand grenade 5 feet away make sure it goes at least 10. The only100% safe way to do this for the spectators is via camera. Some of us are willing to accept the known risks to fully experience the event.

There is nothing wrong with trying to reduce known hazards. In fact it's the ethical thing to do if you are selling a product, but trying to sanitize your whole life at the expense of not enjoying it seems kind of pointless.
 

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How far is far enough? This is kind of like saying instead of tossing the hand grenade 5 feet away make sure it goes at least 10. The only100% safe way to do this for the spectators is via camera. Some of us are willing to accept the known risks to fully experience the event.

There is nothing wrong with trying to reduce known hazards. In fact it's the ethical thing to do if you are selling a product, but trying to sanitize your whole life at the expense of not enjoying it seems kind of pointless.
It's safe to toss the hand grenade less than one feet. Actually, we just put it (the grenade) on the sand on top of the concrete wall on the shooting range. Me and some other students that where contracted drill instructors for the summer tried.;)

The trick is to be outside the trajectory of the blast, shrapnel and gravel. At the air racing it's the same. There is a risk, but beeing very close is as safe as any distance within the "range" of the aircraft as long as you are "outside" the trajectory.
 
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