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User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 371 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 4821 times:

OK, I know this is kind of off topic (well, its still about commercial aviation so maybe not...!  ) I have to write an essay about aviation safety and first I have to start out about what an average person (which most of us aren't, at least when it comes to aviation!) think of aviation safety. Then I have to reveal shocking information about aviation safety that is reverse of what an average person thinks of aviation safety. For example, most people think trantula (a spider) is a horrible creature when in fact they are quite harmless. Get the idea? OK, anyone got an imput on what average people think of aviation safety and what is actually true abut it?? It would be much appreciated!!!


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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (16 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

I hope you also ask that to the average people instead of only listening the opinions of the non average people.
School works have more scientific credibility when supported by REAL interviews with your target (average people).

This is to be a constructive advise, don't get me wrong.

Luis, Faro, Portugal

User currently offlineAir_Chick_757 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

Well, all I know is that most of people are afraid to fly because they think the plane will crash, but write on your essay that is way safer to fly than to drive a car, the accident risk is smaller. Hard to believe, eh?
Well, my english is not that good to explain this, but you can e-mail me and I will try to help you, ok?

User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (16 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

Most people think that air travel is dangerous because once in a while, there is an air crash in the news and a lot of crashes (in the news) have no survivors. The crashes news comes from all over the world, but a small car accident won't usually be reported in foreign places. That's why air travel seems dangerous.

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Here're some facts about how flying is safe in reality. Virgin Atlantic's website provides this stats.

You're 18 times safer flying than staying in yer house!!!

- Alex A

User currently offlineDash8tech From Hong Kong, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (16 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

Let me put something into perspective for you. At Horizon Air we fly upwards of 500 flights a day with about 58 a/c in operation (a few of course are in Portland at any given time for maintenance). So, 500 flights a day for one airline and we're just a regioinal carrier. Now, count up all the airlines in the world and add up their flights per day....literally millions of passengers in a single day. And how many die?

User currently offlineCricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (16 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Add those few words to your work : the only transportation that is safer than the plane is... the lift!
(Statistically proved!). Regards.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (16 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

I don't think it's correct to say that most people are afraid to fly. To the contrary, most people I talk to aren't afraid to fly. They don't think anything of it. I think the people who talk about flying more are the people who fear it - those types are usually the most vocal. Whenever my mother or aunt, both of whom are afraid of flying, brings the subject up, I tell them a few key things which I know will calm them down. For example, that flying is safer than driving, and that there are fewer aircraft accidents, of course, than car accidents. Plus I use reasoning. For most people, fear of flying is an issue of giving up control, rather than the idea that the plane itself will crash.

So let's be cautious about saying most people are afraid to fly. The ones I've spoken to aren't, for the most part.  

User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 558 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (16 years 8 months ago) and read 4711 times:
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