Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect. (Captain A. G. Lamplugh, British Aviation Insurance Group, London)
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From Engine Out
Avoiding Terrain and Obstructions
Since not every forced landing results in fatalities or even injuries, a little knowledge on what to do to survive in a remote location can go a long way. In this video from the AOPA Air Safety Institute, we’ll discuss some items you should pack in your survival kit and what actions you can take to keep you and your passengers safe until help arrives.
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Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.
A good landing generally starts well before the wheels touch the ground
Every pilot learns the technique for a proper crosswind landing, but this skill requires more than knowing the proper control inputs.