I was actually sitting in the planning meeting for the Reno Air Show, and I have the transcript.
"Hmmm... Let me make sure that I understand what you're saying. We're going to have 80-year old technology, and an 80-year old pilot. Both flying at high speeds and low altitudes."
"Great. Let's make sure that we get the fans in the middle of the action. There's no way anything bad could happen."