I was in Greenville again last night for another pilot safety seminar. This one returned us to the Greenville Tech campus. Mark Grady was the moderator. He is a pilot, instructor, former TV broadcast personality and a world class speaker. I alway enjoy and learn from his programs
Last night's topic was
The top 5 mistakes pilots make.
One of the reasons I try to attend all of these class is that statistics show pilots who attend classes and trainings regularly make up to 83% better judgement calls. And fewer mistakes. That's solely based on training. I may never be the best pilot in the world. But I am trying to be the safest.
So How safe is flying?
- Automobiles kill around 40,000 people
- Motorcycles around 4500
- Bicycles 2500
- Boating 1230
- Planes less than 500
So why are we afraid to fly but jump in the car without using our seat belt? Or ride a motorcycle without a helmet?