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August 2019 Issue

The Top Five Things To Get Right

The accident record tells us what weíre getting wrong.

Everything we do in life carries risk. An undesired outcome often is influenced by factors we canít controlósomeone running a stop sign, for example, or a perfectly good engine deciding to fail. But many other risks of a specific activity can be anticipated. Itís why we wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, or earn our instrument rating if we regularly fly an airplane beyond the traffic pattern. Serving as a pilot in command offers many ways to increase our risks, but it also brings opportunities to mitigate them.

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