I can certainly understand why it would be preferable not to have the logo, I too am of that opinion as I like authenticity. However the idea that it is in anyway disrespectful to veterans? To me that is nonsense. I'm sure like every other operator of historic warbirds the Red Bull fleet are very respectful. Most of these organisations that operate historic aircraft openly invite veterans to come and see their aircraft and love having them visit to tell their stories. I'm sure Red Bull are no different. Just a case of over sensitivity I guess.
My grandparents were veterans too and I know they would have loved to see these aircraft, even with the logo. Respect does not just come in one form. I personally feel that keeping the aircraft flying is the greatest respect you can pay. Their appearances at airshows alone is enough to keep the stories and memories alive. It will not be long before world war two will be beyond living memory so giving the younger generations a tangible link to that period of history is invaluable. I really don't see how the choice to use the Red Bull brand to market the fleet of aircraft makes them disrespectful. If anything it will give their presence in the world of aviation vital publicity. That publicity will in turn highlight the sacrifices men made in these machines.
I wouldn't mention that if I were you! My challenge of that view did not go down well by a certain commentor and that argument carried on via note. Apparently I am disrespectful to veterans because of my views that the logo isn't that much of a problem. Especially not so bad that the owner should be "beheaded" anyway. A laughable reaction from him but I'm not going to change his mind clearly. Anyway I'm glad somebody is on my side there. After all it isn't just a sponsor it is one of the owners of the Red Bull company that operate the fleet. If the logo keeps them flying then that's great by me. Just by keeping them flying they honor the memory of all those that fought and died in them. Their appearances at shows keeps the memories and their deeds alive.
I fail to see how it's disrespectful to veterans. My grandfather was a pilot, and I don't see this as any disrespect to him. I'm just as happy to see them still in flying condition after all these years. That seems like a good way to pay respects.
He also objected to the fact that I hid the comments. I didn't want a stupid argument or a distasteful comment spoiling my photograph. Apparently that made me a coward. Oh well, at least there are sensible people out there too such as yourself. Thanks for the comment by the way.