is my firm belief that a show can be runined by a bad commentator, but
then I would say that wouldn't I? However, some show organisers do not
seem to appreciate just how much work a commentator SHOULD be doing.
For one thing each item should have been researched and studied before
the show, at least one day's preparation is normally required.
importantly, the show commentator should be the link between the
organisers and emergency services and the public should anything out of
the ordinary happen. This can range from weather delays to something
more serious. Prior to the show I would expect to be included in any
safety briefs so that everyone is aware of who is responsible for
what and what should be communicated to the public.
particular commentator is also happy to interact with the media on
television and radio and frequently supplies the voice over on aviation
I would also ask that you remember that it takes time to
travel to and from the show and this is usually included in the show fee.
You can get cheap and even free commentators, but are they professional and prepared to do all of the work required?