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How safe is learning to fly? Air Safety Foundation has answersHow safe is learning to fly? Air Safety Foundation has answers

How safe is learning to fly? Air Safety Foundation has answers

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Student pilots - and their instructors - are actually less likely to have a fatal accident than already-certificated pilots, according to a study by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. Flight Instruction Safety: An In-Depth Look at Instructional Accidents identifies the four phases of instructional flight most likely to result in accidents. Flight training accounts for 22 percent of flying but is only responsible for 13 percent of the accidents. It's no surprise that most of the accidents occurred during the takeoff and landing phases of flight. The report covers both dual and solo flight. Download the document from the AOPA Online Safety Center.

June 27, 2005

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