Pringles wrote:Tommy, I made the request and indeed I appreciate Peter's response. I didn't say I didn't believe him, I was glad to see him say that only the Typhoon and RAFAT will be affected however I asked that follow-up question in the hope he would be able to either provide a rough estimate, or keep us up-to-date as to developments.
You've asked a considerable amount of follow-up questions, but it's also your rhetoric -
Pringles wrote:I'd like to know why this hasn't come to light sooner as I bought my ticket last week under apparently misguided influence
You've come close to alleging that they're deliberately mis-leading people for higher ticket sales. It's a bold claim to make, and people make it far too lightly. But imagine Peter reading that... is he really going to want to respond to your questioning when you're flirting with the accusation that they're conning people?
I know you don't mean it as black and white as I'm making out, but that's how it reads
Pringles wrote:Yes I have paid money for a ticket, but I and others also have to spend more money on other elements to get us there or sort accommodation in the area. It is those factors that were the motivation for my question as any significant changes to the other displays are wholly responsible for any further investment in the airshow weekend by myself and others.
The hobby isn't cheap, we all know that, and we all spend money on the show. And, of course, it's all a balance. I didn't do Duxford recently - too pricey for me and I couldn't justify it. Trust me, I get it. If you can't justify the show on the enjoyment/cost factor, of course you've got to bin it. Maybe just make the decision, instead of pontificating. The old "don't like it, just don't go" argument.
Pringles wrote:I am well within my rights to ask that, as is Peter in choosing not to respond if he is unable/unwilling to.
Yeah, but you can't criticise Peter for not responding to every one of your questions, is what I mean. And I never challenged "your rights", though I'd wager your rights don't extend to levelling of questioning you've put to Peter, and the responses he's given, throughout this thread. Not saying that as a criticism of you, it's just that you'd struggle to find a more open/responsive airshow online (not just on here) save, perhaps, Tom at DBH.
You're a reasonable chap, I've got no issue with you at all, we agree on a lot of other things, I just presume that Peter is probably more frustrated than the rest of us combined. The hard line adopted on here that they must "come clean" etc... just doesn't help things (nor does it make Pete particularly obliged to respond, I'd wager).
We're all frustrated. I completely understand. It's a ridiculous state of affairs that this is even being debated. I just don't want to see people vent at the airshow team, when they've clearly set out it was a fast-ball they've had to deal with.