Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bye-bye Harrier

Noisy, expensive, dangerous to fly, and well past its sell-by date, the Harrier took its final bow today.

And even if it served us well in its time, did we need to see all sixteen of the last aircraft fly today, for no purpose other than nostalgia? For sure, all the actual costs amounted to were the fuel and disposables, and we get some interesting photographs, but for that money we could have kept an MEP on the gravy train for at least a week.

That's the trouble with this country … a completely distorted sense of priorities.