Most of us have heard that flying is statistically the safest form of transportation. For good reason, every day over a million people are transported via aircraft from one location to another without receiving a single scratch. The aviation industry has a very good safety record but when issues happen, because they are so rare, they can be newsworthy. Unlike most of the drivers on the road, pilots (especially those who fly for a living professionally) are highly trained for emergencies and maintain the highest levels of proficiency. So when they tell you to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight, there is no reason you shouldn’t take them up on that invitation. But the motto of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is “Be Prepared”.

Sage advice for all of us who travel be it in our cars, in planes or riding trains. Sometimes there are mechanical failures or the
weather isn’t ideal. Things can and do happen…

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