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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-26-2006, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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I hate to fly...

and have been researching the following sites:

www.planecrashinfo.com
www.faa.gov
www.airdisaster.com
www.wikipedia.com

and after reading the incidents on the plane I will be flying and the airliner, I am much more at ease.

Anyone else know of any other good sources of information for flying? Maybe I am overreacting but there is a part of me that says that 100,000 f*cking LBS of metal should not be flying in the air
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-26-2006, 11:49 AM
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Stop being a wussy. The odds of you killing yourself on that Ninja are 1000x more likely. It's because we don't like not being in control.
I would say more than a 1000X
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I believe that I speak for experience regarding this topic.....

For the past two years, I have qualified for premium executive level on United (this year I have flown over 70 segments/flights).

I truly believe that there is more danger in driving to the airport than flying. In fact, though it is sad to say, I have personally known more people that have lost their life riding a motorcycle than have flying on a plane.

Just like two wheels stay up on the road, planes stay up in the air. It is all physics.

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I believe that I speak for experience regarding this topic.....

For the past two years, I have qualified for premium executive level on United (this year I have flown over 70 segments/flights).

I truly believe that there is more danger in driving to the airport than flying. In fact, though it is sad to say, I have personally known more people that have lost their life riding a motorcycle than have flying on a plane.

Just like two wheels stay up on the road, planes stay up in the air. It is all physics.
but aren't there more motorcycles on the road there airplanes in the air?

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but aren't there more motorcycles on the road there airplanes in the air?
Not even close.

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Not even close.
I'm not trying to sound like a smart ass..I would love to know planes Vs. motorcyles. Something to do at work tomorrow

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Not even close.
I think that there are a lot more people on planes everyday than on motorcycles:

Below are some stats as a reference:


ATA News Release: ATA Estimates Two Million Passengers Per Day To Travel Over 12-Day Thanksgiving Period


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Highway fatalities/100 million vehicle-miles traveled (VMT)
1.64

U.S. commercial fatal aviation accidents/100,000 departures (Last 3 years’ average)
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Take it from me...I fly professionally. Flying is MUCH more safe than any activity on the road. Pretty much everything can malfunction on today's modern jetliners and we can still land them safely. Aside from the wings falling off....you will live. Whatever you do....DON'T go up and ask the pilots if it is safe to fly...we hate that! Why would we be doing it up to 8 hours a day, 100 hours a month, 1000 hours a year. Flying is extremely safe. Pass your time by hitting on the hot flight attendants...if there even are any on your plane!!!
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and have been researching the following sites:

www.planecrashinfo.com
www.faa.gov
www.airdisaster.com
www.wikipedia.com

and after reading the incidents on the plane I will be flying and the airliner, I am much more at ease.

Anyone else know of any other good sources of information for flying? Maybe I am overreacting but there is a part of me that says that 100,000 f*cking LBS of metal should not be flying in the air
Would it make ya feel better if I was the pilot for your flight?
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flying is extremely safe, it just gets in your head when you aren't the one in control. you're freaking yourself out reading about all the reports over the years online. there's nothing to worry about!

unless i'm the one towing your plane

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I've only crashed 2 motorcycles, but I've crashed 3 planes.
That right there is the quote of the week

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Would it make ya feel better if I was the pilot for your flight?
i see you up there at the controls and I am going to take my own life with those little plastic forks




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i see you up there at the controls and I am going to take my own life with those little plastic forks
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How often do you hear about on of the big boys crashing?.... Once a year maybe. The little Cessna crash a bit more frequently but in the big picture the # of deaths from plane crashes doesn’t even compare when you look at how many people die due to automotive accidents. Its almost a surprise to see a night in Chicago go by with out hearing/seeing on the news about someone that wrapped their drunk ass around a viaduct/median on the highway. I love flying, if I could do it everyday I would


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The little Cessna crash a bit more frequently but in the big picture the # of deaths from plane crashes doesn’t even compare when you look at how many people die due to automotive accidents.
It's like when people say those little planes are so dangerous. I've done more crazy stuff in a little plane than on a bike. (AJ Crowley, no comments from you)

It's really hard to crash a small plane. They glide much better than an airliner. I had a small plane land on my street in Buffalo Grove a few years ago. The guy had engine trouble and put it down on the road.

When I was a student pilot, I placed 2nd in a precision power off landing competition.

Basically, you start 180 degrees opposite of where you want to land, and kill the power. Your not allowed to add any more engine power, its basically a simulated engine failure. It's a drill in energy management. In essence, if you kill the engine in a small plane, I can land it on a spot on the runway within 12 inches.

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Not too worried about it. Called my DX. (dr. feelgood ) and he gave something "ease the flight"
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flying is extremely safe, it just gets in your head when you aren't the one in control. you're freaking yourself out reading about all the reports over the years online. there's nothing to worry about!

unless i'm the one towing your plane
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Scientists predict that in the future, the only airplane-related deaths will be when I boot in mid-air the mothers who ignore their screaming infants and say "you just can't acknowledge their tantrums."
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and have been researching the following sites:

www.planecrashinfo.com
www.faa.gov
www.airdisaster.com
www.wikipedia.com

and after reading the incidents on the plane I will be flying and the airliner, I am much more at ease.

Anyone else know of any other good sources of information for flying? Maybe I am overreacting but there is a part of me that says that 100,000 f*cking LBS of metal should not be flying in the air
Pick up this week's issue of Time Magazine, it has an article about how Americans worry about the wrong things... one of the listed items is flying. Barley a few hundred people died due to an "air disaster" while over 42K died due to car accidents last year.

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Scientists predict that in the future, the only airplane-related deaths will be when I boot in mid-air the mothers who ignore their screaming infants and say "you just can't acknowledge their tantrums."
Be sure to invite them to the lavatory for a mid-air tubal ligation too.

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Being a pilot myself, I still feel the most dangerous part of a flight is the drive to the airport! Enjoy the flight and see the world from a TOTALLY different point of view!

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