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August 1, 1998


summer sky or billboard?

your home for the hits
hear the screams

another flamer
ramstein 70 dead in '88
blue angels of death
biplane - before
biplane - after
the irony of wartime airshow collision
but what if terrorists crash our war party?
mother's day at the airshow
are airshows safe?

Aerobatic stunt teams amaze crowds by flying tip to tip in formation, trailing multicolored streams of gas behind them. But when they collide, sometimes killing spectators with their smoking shrapnel, I have to laugh--after all, death is what these machines are all about so it's only fitting when the civilian audience suffers "collateral damage" from "friendly fire." Kind of puts the purpose of these "warbirds" into "perspective," don't you think?