Real Answers from Real Pilots

Is being an airline pilot dangerous?

Is it something that is safe enough? How do you become safe as a pilot for the airlines ?

James,

Aviation is by far the safest means of transportation. Unfortunately when there are accidents its BIG news and get alot of press but when you think about how my flights there are everyday its incredible how reliable the system is.

How you get (and remain) safe is actually very simple. You follow the regulations and your company’s SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). The rules have come about after decades of research and they are the “best practices”. It’s when pilots get complacent or start getting creative that safety is compromised.

Adam

James,

We train extensively for all sorts of different scenarios. Lots and lots of training.

Chris