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Rules to Live By

Rules to Live By

Airlines, charter and corporate flight departments have standard operating procedures. Some GA pilots do, too, complete with a written document they rigorously follow

It’s no secret that general aviation’s accident rate is significantly worse than the airlines and corporate flight departments. According to NTSB studies over the first 10 years of this century, you’re 12 times more likely to have an accident when flying your own or a rented GA aircraft.

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