Military airshows, while captivating and awe-inspiring to many, come with significant drawbacks that warrant cessation.

Primary concerns

  • Environmental impact: Particularly air pollution.
    • Volume of fuel burned by military aircraft during airshows contributes to harmful emissions, exacerbating air quality issues and contributing to climate change.
  • Noise harmful to people and wildlife: Contributes to noise pollution, disrupting wildlife habitats and negatively impacting nearby communities. This constant exposure to loud noises can have adverse effects on human health, including hearing loss and increased stress levels.
  • Triggering PTSD: For individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially veterans.
    • The loud and sudden sounds of military aircraft can evoke traumatic memories and exacerbate anxiety and stress, leading to a decline in mental well-being.
  • Scares Pets: Causing anxiety and fear among animals in the vicinity.