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Old October 31st 19, 01:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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For those who haven’t seen it....

https://chessintheair.com/the-risk-o...-what-we-love/
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Old October 31st 19, 02:54 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I quit reading when the data presented listed motorcycling safer than ‘gliding’. By 100%.
Hmmm.....don’t think so.
R
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Old October 31st 19, 02:57 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:49:22 PM UTC-4, wrote:
For those who haven’t seen it....
https://chessintheair.com/the-risk-o...-what-we-love/


Interesting stats. Counts of friends I've lost a few different ways:
- driving: 0
- motorcycle: 0
- bicycling: 1
- medical malpractice: 2
- hang-gliding (where I don't know so many): a couple
- general aviation: a few
- gliding: 25

After the first few friends I lost in gliding, I wrote this (recently reprinted in Soaring):
http://www.nadler.com/public/Nadler_...g_May_1987.pdf

Be careful out there,
Best Regards, Dave
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Old October 31st 19, 03:05 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:49:22 PM UTC-7, wrote:
For those who haven’t seen it....

https://chessintheair.com/the-risk-o...-what-we-love/


I think this is a very useful analysis. Obviously, in every sport, individuals vary greatly in the degree to which they expose themself to risk and how well they manage risk. Unfortunately, all of us pilots probably think we are way above average and thus less exposed to risk. As a community we would benefit by explicitly and systematically evaluating risks of each type of operation.
KD
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Old October 31st 19, 03:30 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Well, I challenge you to find any study where gliding isn’t AT LEAST as dangerous as motorcycling.
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Old October 31st 19, 04:28 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 9:54:26 PM UTC-4, wrote:
I quit reading when the data presented listed motorcycling safer than ‘gliding’. By 100%.
Hmmm.....don’t think so.
R


I disagree with some of his numbers but his take that gliding is more dangerous than motorcycling is plausible based on what I've seen other people puzzle out. Relative risk is meaningless we choose these things based on how much they amuse us. If you are no longer amused find something else to do..
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Old October 31st 19, 05:30 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Interesting stats. Counts of friends I've lost a few different ways:


- gliding: 25

After the first few friends I lost in gliding, I wrote this (recently reprinted in Soaring):
http://www.nadler.com/public/Nadler_...g_May_1987.pdf

Mr. Nadler,
Thanks for taking the time to write the article and the lessons it draws. Just to be on the safe side, though, how does one "unfriend" you? (just kidding).

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Old October 31st 19, 07:15 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:54:26 UTC+1, wrote:
I quit reading when the data presented listed motorcycling safer than ‘gliding’. By 100%.
Hmmm.....don’t think so.
R


Think again.

I've never lost a friend in any hobby-related, driving or other accident, except one in gliding competition mid-air.
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Old October 31st 19, 07:20 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11:15:50 PM UTC-7, krasw wrote:
On Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:54:26 UTC+1, wrote:
I quit reading when the data presented listed motorcycling safer than ‘gliding’. By 100%.
Hmmm.....don’t think so.
R


Think again.

I've never lost a friend in any hobby-related, driving or other accident, except one in gliding competition mid-air.


I find that the one's most likely to be involved in accidents don't read articles like this one.

Tom
 




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