there were several issues as to why the Air Spectaculars were cancelled; the person who had the rights to the grass-cutting in Baldonnel wanted a shed load more money after having scooped up a great deal of litter with his machines, thereby damaging his machines.The litter disposal during the show left a lot to be desired and the great Irish public often dropped it where they stood.This is not confined to airshows.There was a FOD walk after the show but this was a farce as many people decided to avail of the chance to drink free stuff and avoid further duty.Also, public access to aircraft was not well policed,leading to several instances where aircraft were damaged or otherwise interefered with.Also, many Air Corps personnel decided that they were on holidays and not duty and decided to slope off, leading to a great deal of unit friction when people who were supposed to be doing x were not where they were supposed to be.There were also "liaison" issues with some of the foreign teams, one of which was the lack of suitable liquid oxygen facilities( for fighters) and also the housing of some NCO ranks from visiting foreign air forces.Some civilian bodies also complained about the exact division of labour and responsibility and in the end, the best conclusion was to cease airshows to a mass audience...
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With the Galway airshow gone and also this, what on earth are we going to do with our Air Corps to justify their budget?
I mean, they train pilots up to display standard, and then they don't do any displays. If only there was something other then air shows and field days we could get the Air Corps to do...
I didnt know all this. So its just down the organizers doing a half asre job of it as usual , it must be the same people who are trying to make cars move on the M50 and who organized the Barbra Streisand concert
I have to say when u are at an airshow and you see a bag or empty pack floating towards the display line ur heart does kinda start racing...
Surly we can organise 300 bins, and place them around Baldonnell no ?? there must be someone out there with the passion (like the organizers of the Salthill airshow) they seem to be on the ball, in cooperation with Shannon for their shows. If they organize all the planes, fuel, liquid oxygen facilities( for fighters), the housing for the pilots attending and all the other things like parking and stuff i cant think of....
Il cut the grass for FREE !!! the whole airfield Id have it like Croke parks pitch
what do yous say ?? deal
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