Air shows are one of the safest motor sports in all the world, largely due to the fact that the sport puts spectator safety first, according to John Cudahy, president of the International Council of Air Shows, Inc.
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Do you feel safe at air shows?
We asked readers on our Facebook if they feel safe at air shows. Here’s some of the responses:
Samantha Block: Our family feels very safe attending events like this and respect the enormous amount of training these experts do.
Abigail Axe: The air show is great, but spectators should know the risk when they attend.
Kraig Kirves: The Air Show is perfectly safe. This was a horrible tragedy, but an isolated incident.
Andrea Baker: I have been attending air shows my entire life never once have I ever felt unsafe. Yesterday’s incident was truly tragic and it’s something I’ll never forget. But just like the performers I know the risks of attending these types of events! It won’t stop me from attending other air shows and you netter believe I will be at next years show!
Amber Treadwell: I really dont want someone risking there life for my “entertainment”!