Is being a pilot dangerous?

Last Updated on 01/28/2020 by FilipiKnow

In reality, being a pilot can actually be dangerous. When you’re flying a plane thousands of feet above the ground, there are so many things that could go wrong.

There’s a reason why pilot training involves long hours of studying, a lot of exams, and thousands of flight hours. And that’s to avoid unfortunate incidents while you’re up in the air like crashing or more professionally known as “Controlled Flight into Terrain”.

If you become an airline pilot, you’re responsible for hundreds of lives so you have to make sure to be on your best condition when you fly and be able to make sound judgments during the flight.

The most important thing to remember is to avoid flying into clouds. Small training planes don’t have collision avoidance radar so you won’t see if there’s an incoming plane and won’t have the chance to shift in a different direction in order to avoid the plane.

In order to prepare yourself if ever you’ll be in an unfortunate situation during your flight, consider taking the complete emergency maneuver training and earn as much flight-hour experience as you can to improve your judgment and decision-making process.

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