probably everyone watching TV and listening to the radio, or with Internet access know, that today during AirShow in Radom Belarussian two-seater Su-27 crashed, killing both pilot and weapons operator.
the flight itself, before the crash, was beautiful - as usual is the case with russian fighters. the real sacrifice and honor goes however to both pilot and weapons operator - despite the fact the fighter hit high voltage lines directly in front of the small estate, they decided not to eject and instead, seconds before crashes, they redirected struck bird right into forest. having done that however, they’ve lost time they could use to eject. essentially - they sacrificed their lives for people below them to life theirs.
the other drama at Radom was the organization itself. simply said, this “show” shouldn’t happen at all. i was recently in Góraszka, where from parking to the airstrip there was 600 meters walk. you could eat, there was a lot of things to choose between. in Radom once you park, there’s at least couple of kilometers walk to reach the airstrip. of course there are buses - they passed me filled to the ceiling couple of times. then, once you reach the airport, it was over an hour to wait in the queue because of complete lack of organization from security and military forces. there was a guy from military police trying to steer the traffic - he couldn’t however handle himself, not to mention traffic passing from all of the directions. if Su-27 would crash in the crowd, in the ensuing panic probably more people would get trampled by others than by the crash itself. the organizers were totally unprepared and probably the scale of the event simply surpassed them. it was drama waiting to happen.
and i have enough - i won’t go to Radom anymore. it was four hours just to get in and out is simply too much. the other thing - you don’t publish agenda of event to modify it later on without any notice and order. Red Arrows for example, shown over the airstrip over an hour before they meant to be there.