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So sorry Laura. That is always such a shock when relaxing fun turns to tragedy so unexpectedly. Makes it difficult to get your mind around it. Several times in the course of our thread, i have recounted the long list of friends/clients that have gone west in the air show business. Glenn's team is still together as friends, but haven't flown a show since his loss. The right wing in that formation flew his jet home and hasn't flown it since. I've seen it over and over, nothing happens for a few years and the air of invincibility and immortality creeps in, then reality hits. The truth is, it's dangerous, all of it, in different increments. That's what powers the crowd to some degree, unfortunately, and the dance with risk plays a part in the thrill for the performers as well. Like Johnny Rutherford said in his eulogy for Charlie Hillard, "If you don't crawl right up to the edge of the envelope every once in a while and look over the edge, life gets pretty boring......." That edge is different for everyone, for those kinds of folks, it's way out there and that's why they achieve what they do. The odds catch up with us all though, sooner or later.
Anyway, wish some of us were with you today for support during and after, I imagine you are a little shaken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the performers loved ones. And life goes on............