10% of Pilots Are Killed in Air Shows or Practices — Join Vets for Peace to Stop Blue Angels from Flying Over Our City — Thurs., Aug.31

by on August 30, 2023 · 4 comments

in Military, San Diego

Yes, ten percent of the pilots who fly in air shows are killed in either shows or practices.

The San Diego Veterans For Peace, in collaboration with many other local pro-climate groups, are asking the US Marines to stop the Blue Angels from flying over our city. Their proposed September Air Show is an egregious waste of fossil fuel and is contributing to the climate crisis.

The Department of Defense and the US military has long ago identified the climate crisis as our biggest national threat, so we demand that the Marines get on board with that fact and cancel the show.

Our 2023 demonstrations against the September Air Show will be on the Carroll Canyon overpass to Interstate 15 from 4 PM to 6 PM on the following days:

Thursday, August 31st, 2023 from 4 PM to 6 PM

and Thursday September 7, 14, 21.

People have found parking in the small strip mall shopping area on the east side of the overpass.

See Judi Curry’s article in the 8/29 OBRag:    https://obrag.org/2023/08/its-time-to-stop-the-military-air-shows-at-miramar/

For additional information contact:
David Patterson – Demonstration coordinator – 760-207-9139
Gary Butterfield – President SDVFP.org – 858-245-7700


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy September 4, 2023 at 9:39 pm

Can confirm. Have a jet mechanic friend who worked at North Island and they hate getting these “pieces of junk.” But we send up our best pilots in them?


lyle September 5, 2023 at 9:33 am

So 10% of pilots who fly in air shows are killed. But this article is aimed at eliminating one specific air show. What would the number be for pilots who fly in the Miramar air show or even in all US military air shows ? Is this an annual or lifetime percentage?


Gilbert Field September 6, 2023 at 10:55 am

10% of all Blue Angel pilots have been killed in practice or performances.
Go online for the details.
To my knowledge, no pilots have been killed at the Miramar Air Show, but with a 10% fatality record, it’s only a matter of time.


Gilbert Field September 6, 2023 at 11:12 am

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