Over the course of the 18 years that I have been writing for Flying, I have received a couple of indignant letters from pilots who for some reason thought an article I had written was directed at them personally. They firmly stated that they would never make the kind of mistake I had written about. To me this is one of the most dangerous attitudes in flying. We are all human. We are all subject to pressures, temptations and distractions, and we all make mistakes. As I am reading an accident report, most of the time I am thinking, "There, but by the grace of God, go I!" If I had been in that same situation, under the same pressures, I very well could have fallen into the same traps. In some cases I can think back to a specific flight when I actually did start down that same path, but from some combination of good fortune and skill, I managed to live to fly another day.