Running head: FLIGHT SAFETY 1 Flight Safety Justin Alvarez Columbia Southern University
FLIGHT SAFETY 2 Flight Safety Flying in large commercial airlines is safer than piloting in small general-aviation airplanes. This can be backed up by the amount of training and experience it takes to hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP). A major setback however, flying commercial airliners is the fact of longer wait time ever since 9/11 as a result of increased security measures. According to (Santhanam & Epatko, 2018), “ Only 5 percent of checked bags were screened before 9/11, whereas all are screened for dangerous materials today,” This is because of the strict screening conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Furthermore, TSA was established in the wake of 9/11/2001 relieving all airports of private local security companies. Others on the other hand don’t like to be inconvenienced, some people have the means to pay for charter airplanes or have a pilot certificate and own an airplane. Unlike flying commercial airlines. A person who has a pilot certificate can argue they have control of any situation, every take-off and landing, and every decision made in the cockpit. Though a person who has a pilot certificate has control of any situation, they might be lacking in experience, a private pilot only needs “40 hours of flight time minimum to possess a certificate” (FAR/AIM 2019, p.101, 2019). Safety of flight has several contributing factors for commercial airline pilots, smaller private companies, and general-aviation pilots. The Literature Review
FLIGHT SAFETY 3 In order to better understand why flying in large commercial airlines is safer when compared to flying in smaller general-aviation airplanes, we must consider several contributing factors. History of flight plays a huge hand in development of flight safety. Experience and flight
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- Fall '17
- Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation licenses and certifications, Pilot certification in the United States