Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shark Spotter Planes

Perth uses spotter planes and helicopters along the beaches in an effort to protect beachgoers from sharks. Due to a lack of funds, particularly from the state government, the flights did not take place every day. The incident just following Christmas last year where Brian Guest was taken by a 5m white pointer convinced the government to provide the necessary funding for flights to take place every day.

I'm opposed to it, personally. There should only be flights on the weekends. Not only would this save money but why should we be protecting bums who have time during the week to go to the beach? Quite frankly, if you are at the beach during the week you're not paying your taxes and contributing to society. And before you say, "What about the people on holiday?" consider that as a contractor I don't get holidays.

I don't see much point in the spotter planes anyway. They fly past a point once every half an hour and the have a very limited viewing angle. It's not easy to spot a shark like that.


Anonymous said...

You have to love those Annette

Iris Flavia said...

Agreed, that´s a waste of money!