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Feature Article: Statistics on Fuel/electric related accidents

  1. Experience level of the pilot does not seem to matter in fuel related accidents.
  2. 86% of aircraft fires are caused by electrical component failure.
  3. Only 6% of aircraft fires causing accidents occur in flight.
  4. 5% of accidents are fuel related:
  5. 60% of the 5% the aircraft is out of fuel (3%)
  6. 30% of the 5% the aircraft is starved with fuel aboard (1.5%)
  7. 10% of the 5% the aircraft has contaminated fuel.(.5%)

General Aviation

Only three out of every 1000 people in the US are pilots.
Out of 67,000 licensed instructors in the U. s. only 15,000 are active.

Only 6% of the U.S. women are pilots.

Women pilots threaten some men's macho identity. Some men think that they are losing status by sharing the skies with mere women. I have found the women pilots I have taught to be better, over all, than the men.


Plan for the worst and ask for ATC help up front.
The best way to hurry up is to slow down.
Best way to learn is by doing or by not doing, something

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