I had to get petrol last night, it was a pay at pump one so you can still see how much the previous person got. They spent 6 quid on 4.5 litres of petrol. Dear me. Still petrol idiots around then.
I thought the Red Arrows were purely ceremonial pilots. Do they still see active service?
No one is forgetting what those planes did but the fact is they now pollute. Get past the emotion, they pollute. Their place now is in museums, not damaging the atmosphere. That doesn't mean we forget them, we just see them in their rightful place now, and it isn't the sky.
If we are really going to buy into the changes it looks like we are inevitably going to have to make then ceremonial flying surely has to go. It is entirely frivolous.
Think the issue here is in for a Penny in for a pound… and really if the world is in a dire state then all unnecessary stuff needs to be stopped. We can all discuss the emotional background to it all and yes the Merlin doing it’s business is evocative. But let’s resolve the issues clamp down on the big offenders get those sorted then a few red arrows displays and some barrel rolling spitfires are okay !Omg no. There are a lot more things out there that are more polluting than a few planes flying over. When those things have been sorted then we can pull the ceremonial planes down. Until such times, let's enjoy.