This is sounding suspiciously
Though airships DO have their downsides. I mean, what if they looked like this?
The precedent set by Stardust aside, I don't think looking like you're on your way to a magical pony gathering
would be conducive to effective Sky-Pirating. And also, there's no reason for fear if everyone wears tethers or something. Falling off of an airship is only slightly
more dangerous than falling into vast, icy waters in the middle of a storm.
They did studies.