How about drones for air show?

Dear editor,

I read with some amusement your story on this summer's impending Comox Air Show.

Dear editor,

I read with some amusement your story on this summer’s impending Comox Air Show.

Your article states that the last air show had 25,000 attendees; if charging $20 a ticket that crowd must have raised almost half a million dollars.

How many majors does that pay for? Well the tickets pay for at least one “Major Kerr” and his pamphlets, and I’m sure a whole row of porta-potties.

The Snowbirds are here for two weeks in the spring, the CF18s for a week immediately after; does anyone in this Valley lack an opportunity to gawk at these things?

Perhaps the major and his bureaucratic crew could enlist something that is really new and exciting?

How about drones? They’re not as swish as billions of dollars of F35s, but for serious fighting folks these days, they seem to be all the rage.

Any reader of history can see that generals tend to fight the last war. It would seem that air show organizing majors and the taxpayers that support them, are living in the last century.

How many pensions for today’s injured veterans would this major frivolity pay for?

Steve W. Hodge,

Comox

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