Peer Pressure

We're all subject to subtle desires to demonstrate our skills, impress others, compete, and meet collective and individual goals. It's a recipe for increased risk.

Initial reports on the crash of a Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron on June 28, 2013, were depressingly familiar. The aircraft was flying VFR through Broad Pass, near Cantwell, Alaska, and Denali, in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) when it impacted terrain, killing all three aboard. A pilot who was waiting out the weather at nearby Summit Airport […]
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