Originally Posted by Ledbetter
I'll ask again. Are we sure that "Aero Squadron Volunteer" is not just another term for "Campaign Contributor?" It's not like the Sheriff has a whole bunch of aircraft that need flying every day.
I'm pretty sure that that is what's going on. Many rich people do have pilot's licenses and so can nominally qualify for aero squadron volunteer. In previous times, rich people had horses and so there was a mounted posse. Today, rich people have pilots licenses, so there's an aero squadron. Same idea.
I'm sure there is some benefit to SBSO in terms of cost savings to having so many pilots available all the time, but aero squadron is basically a rich person's club.