Lessons Learned From Cessna 172 Accidents - Clayviation.com
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It's not hard to convince anyone that flying is an incredible way to travel. It's faster and often more convenient than other modes of transportation. It's the times when things go wrong that people fear the most.
As a pilot, I'm not immune to that fear. Even as a general aviation private pilot, I endeavor to fly with as much safety and professionalism as I possibly can. The airlines have developed an astonishingly high safety rate, thanks in part to learning from accidents and developing processes to prevent them from happening again. Since I fly a Cessna 172, I began to wonder what sorts of difficulties other pilots flying the same airplane have been experiencing.