Sunday, February 23, 2014

Small Percentages

In commercial and private turbine operations accident rates are so low today it is difficult to get managers or chief pilots to take the need for safety improvement seriously. So what if LOC-I accounts for nearly half of today's accidents. We are not likely to have any kind of accident period! So goes the unspoken reasoning.

It seems to these folks that UPRT is "not worth the effort." 

The cost, however small statistically, is in terms of human life. If you fly alone its your choice. If innocents fly with you however, you owe it to them to take all reasonable steps to reduce accident liklihood to zero. UPRT is a proven means toward that goal. Is your own laziness, fear, or cheapness holding you or your organization back from engaging in that training? Good luck! I hope you never have to explain that.