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10-23-2009, 02:21 PM
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Pilots miss airport by 150 miles
Stormlover Wrote:compared to the threats of driving though, airline travel is many, many times safer

Yea but when you crash your car, you survive about 99.9% of the time. When you crash a plane, well....
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10-23-2009, 02:26 PM
Post: #12
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LSU TIGERS Wrote:Yea but when you crash your car, you survive about 99.9% of the time. When you crash a plane, well....
But that doesn't account for how few crashed there are. Facts are stubborn things, and the fact is that you are more likely to both get injured or die by driving the same miles to go somewhere, and it's not even close.
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10-23-2009, 02:27 PM
Post: #13
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Stormlover Wrote:But you are giving up control to highly trained experts vs. half control to drunks, idiots, texters, etc. No comparison. You hear of the very, very rare case like this, with no injuries anyway, and somehow blow it up to affect your opinion of all of the thousands and thousands of flights every single day.

I know two airline pilots. One is a friendd who lives in Denver. The other is a guy I graduated from LSU with. BOTH are raging alcoholics...

Alcoholism runs rampant in the profession.

I always take a deep breath as I'm walking past the cocckpit...
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10-23-2009, 02:31 PM
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Stormlover Wrote:But that doesn't account for how few crashed there are. Facts are stubborn things, and the fact is that you are more likely to both get injured or die by driving the same miles to go somewhere, and it's not even close.

I think it is skewed data, balanced heavily by the actual use of one over the other mode of transportation. There are fewer airline mishaps because there are FAR fewer flights. But that traffic is increasing every day.
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10-23-2009, 02:31 PM
Post: #15
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LSU TIGERS Wrote:I know two airline pilots. One is a friendd who lives in Denver. The other is a guy I graduated from LSU with. BOTH are raging alcoholics...

Alcoholism runs rampant in the profession.

I always take a deep breath as I'm walking past the cocckpit...
There are a number of safeguards in place though, although none to stop the raging alcoholics from getting in a car and killing you.Again, just facts.
P.S. not to mention texters, bad drivers, speeders, and so on and on.....
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10-23-2009, 02:58 PM
Post: #16
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Point is this: I (and many people I know) have a fear of flying. However, when I have two drinks and relax, I actually enjoy it.
That being said, I ALSO am afraid to ride with anyone else driving, except one person that I know. I can actually go to sleep with that person driving.
In a nutshell, I don't like to not be in control.
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10-23-2009, 03:06 PM
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Windwatcher Wrote:Point is this: I (and many people I know) have a fear of flying. However, when I have two drinks and relax, I actually enjoy it.
That being said, I ALSO am afraid to ride with anyone else driving, except one person that I know. I can actually go to sleep with that person driving.
In a nutshell, I don't like to not be in control.
Ok, that is understandable. The point that fear of flying is emotional, more than based on something factual, is what you sound like you do realize though. Many people will never admit that.
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10-23-2009, 04:53 PM
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Absolutely it is emotional! During take-off, I say The Lord's Prayer 4 times. By the time I finish the last prayer, we are usually leveling off and the flight attendants are starting to move around, so I start relaxing a bit.
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10-24-2009, 12:44 AM
Post: #19
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These guys are TOAST! Thank god this ended without injuries or fatalities. 1st they lost comm, then today.. they were in a heated argument... No doubt in my mind, both were sleeping.

No chance they will ever fly a cargo plane full of rubber shit out of Hong Kong. I hope they have a plan B for their careers which doesn't involve the safety of other folks.
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10-25-2009, 04:14 PM
Post: #20
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Stormlover Wrote:But why?

Thought I saw this episode on Twilight Zone?

True I've been in more car accidents than plane accidents - aim to keep it that way


Okay seriously I haven't heard the pilots side of the story but I guess their lawyers have told them to keep it zipped

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