Why Flying Is One of the Safest Ways to Travel
Barcelona resident Ionio Alvarado Aguirre de Carcer is an experienced flight dispatcher who was certified for the Boeing 767 aircraft. Ionio Alvarado Aguirre de Carcer served as a director of flight operations at Lloyd AeroBoliviano.
Flying is among the safest ways to travel, and only result in approximately 0.07 deaths per one billion miles. By contrast, motorcycles have a death rate of 212 per one billion miles, and the rate for cars is 7.28.
One reason flights are so safe is that it takes years to become a pilot on a commercial airline. To become a first officer, a person has to have more than 1,500 flight hours. Compare this to the requires of driving a car or motorcycle on the road.
Technology is another reason flights are safe. Planes have many safety features and benefit from advanced displays and global satellite positioning that provide pilots a high degree of accuracy. Also, the planes have machine monitors that record the flights, and the records are then further analyzed by traffic officers. The airline authorities and regulations are very strict, which makes it unlikely for a flight accident to happen. Since pilots are frequently reviewed, if anything goes wrong during a flight and the regulations are not respected, then those pilots will suffer legal consequences.