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Quite possibly, your eyes glazed over a bit when you saw the title of this article. Quite possibly, you’re poised to skim forward a few pages and give this article a pass. I wouldn’t blame you. Aircraft fires—both after an accident and, especially, in flight—have never been pilots’ favorite topics. It was especially feared in […]
The RV series has an excellent safety record.
Crashes while maneuvering at low altitude have a high mortality rate.
Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.
Statistics show traditional certified engines have the best reliability.
Up to half the homebuilt fleet is owned by non-builders.
Builder error is a major factor in first-flight accidents.
The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.
Too many accidents start with a stoppage.
Do certified aircraft have different types of accidents than Experimentals?