I was always taught that it was inappropriate to ask people directly involved in a tragedy for their thoughts.

Their responses are certainly not likely to lead to good public policy - murder victims’ families calling for a vengeful response and so on.

It has been disheartening then that after a lifetime in the business to see it being done more and more these days - lazy journalism my contemporaries would call it.

It was particularly disappointing to see so many news outlets making so much of the family member at the Shoreham air disaster who called for all air displays to be held over the sea.

So that would rule out most of the country then.

I remember working at an RAF Air Show in the Vale of Glamorgan where the highlight was the first flight of the rebuilt Vulcan. It could have been flown out to sea, but would have been too small to see, and if it was going to crash it could have just as easily have done so on take off or landing.

And I once went to the RAF base at Hereford which was miles from the sea.

Ever since the airplane was invented there has been a danger gravity will lead one to fall on you.

Look up, and high up you will see silver specks heading to the USA. Something could go wrong at any time and one fall on you.

That’s the lottery of life.

It is far more likely you’ll trip over the kerb and dash your brains out.

Never expect to get home safely, but there’s no point worrying about it.