With the fact that traveling on an airplane brings you 30,000 feet off the ground, it’s no surprise that many people feel afraid of going into the air. We often forget about the fact that there are about 37 million flights a year when we think about single fatal plane crashes. Statistically, the chances of getting into an airplane crash has dropped significantly. The odds are getting in one is one in a million. If you are still not convinced that flying is the safest form of traveling yet, then let us tell you that flying in an airplane is 100 times safer than riding a car… but why?
Many car accidents happen because of lousy drivers. When we are talking about commercial transportation, however, there are no lousy pilots. What’s great about flying in a plane is that you can put your lives in the hands of trained pilots. This may sound scary at first, but it’s really not. Pilots are required to have 1500 hours of flying and are trained for dealing with technical failures and bad weather in order to become a pilot of an airline. So don’t worry, no newbies are allowed to commercially operate a plane.
Airplanes have been around for more than a hundred years now, so we would expect the technology to be quite advanced- and they are. Everything in a plane has a reason, from the way they are shaped to the placements of highly developed instruments in the cockpit.
Most modern airplanes have backup systems and more back up systems for the back ups. Simply, there has to be multiple technical failures happened simultaneously at once for it to be serious. When an engine fails, for example, then the plane would rely on the remaining engines to fly.
When the unlikely occurs…
As you may know, chances are that you will ever be involved in a plane crash in your lifetime is more than anyone can imagine. However, that does not mean that it’s impossible. When an unlikely event of an airplane crashes, will you survive? Well it turns out that flying in an airplane is so safe that even if you are unlucky enough to ever be involved in a plane crash, chances are that you will survive. The survival rate for plane crashes is an astounding 95%. So, stop being afraid on flying in airplanes as you are incredibly safe.