Mon, Aug 22, 2011
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current
news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history
that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Most importantly, there has not been a spectator
fatality at a North American air show involving aircraft since
1952. People – and especially reporters – sometimes
report on fatal accidents and don’t mention this fact. It is
critical that, as an industry, we do what we can to distinguish
between the risk willingly and knowingly assumed by performers and
the spotless safety record that our industry has with
Source: From a statement by the International
Council of AirShows, responding to an awful weekend where three
disparate airshow accidents, spanning two continents, took the
lives of three performers in three very different ways... with no
danger, at all, to any spectator.
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