April 2017 Issue

Risk And Consequences

Personal aviationís substantial benefits come with potential costs we canít ignore. But we can take steps to eliminate the worst-case scenarios.

One of the first and most obvious choices we make when using a personal airplane is routing. We want to get from Point A to Point B, usually by the shortest, most direct route. So far, so good. What if that route increases the consequences of the risk in question, namely that our sole powerplant will fail at the worst possible time? Maybe change the route?

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