Safety in flight is not something that happens by chance.
In the long term, pilots don’t get lucky. They plan and execute well, or they fly with reckless abandon and take their chances.
Maybe they have an accident or maybe they don’t. But there’s no luck involved. It’s just timing.
Anyone in any pursuit who routinely abandons basic safety measures will eventually fall victim to the odds. They can’t forever be in our favor.
An incident that made the news last week involved a Carbon Cub that made an emergency landing on Interstate 4 near Orlando. As emergency landings go, this one was well done. [Read more…]