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I have just recently taken up learning to fly ,having only 40 plus hours logged.
I knew when I started that there was an inherent risk in this activity and accepted it thus.
However after reading the last three issues of Flying magazine I am now pertrified of the activity!
I understand that the point of " safety " articles is education and that through them we may hopefully learn from others mistakes. I feel that Flying ,magazines over emphasis on accidents and deaths will have the opposite effect however : the next time I go up I will be to scared tio learn anything.
As a case in point I refer to article in the latest issue in which a contributer relates that he has now lost more than fifty friends in aviation accidents. While this may be true it is certainly a startling figure ( and if general aviation is as dangerous as motorcycling then I don't understand why we don't all know 50 + dead motorcyclists , espiciall considering there are more of them then flyers ). I do not understand the educational value in this revelation. If fifty experienced flyers are now dead what am I learning : that aviation will kill you in the end ( if taxes don't get you first [IMG]/ibb/skins/default/emoticons/smile.gif[/IMG]) ? Is this point valid ?
I read a magazine to be educated and entertained .
I applaud the educational aspects of Flying's safety articles . However I believe that I should not be so frightened by the lesson given that I give up on what could be come a truly lovely hobby.
50 dead mates ? Remind me please never to back the horse you are.
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