True, but my point was that when you remove the sea-based operations from the USN
consistently maintains a higher mishap rate than does the USAF
. Granted, NPGS aviation safety courses are probably biased --show the need for and success of ASO program-- but those trends remain. While attending NPGS I attempted to segregate just the TacAir statistics for comparison, but that was just too complex for the limited time/resources available back then. My theory was that while USN
was proven to be more mishap prone ashore, the USAF
's much higher volumn of transport type operations skewed their mishap rate lower [MR = mishaps/flight hours]. I recall seeing a [USN
] Safety Center document in early 1990's that actually performed similar calculations [don't know the exact study years] concluding that similar type operations by both services had similar mishap rates [USN
normally slightly higher rate than USAF
]. Try as we might, never seemed to catch 'em.
For those of us in Aviation Safety, that was always the goal.
seemed to always beat USAF
in number of mishaps that made it to a Federal Courtroom each year.