Back up to Risk & Safety
What a bummer that some of us pay the biggest price for the fun we have. It’s especially sad when our friends meet their end this way. But in a country where 100+ die per day in their cars, this is part of life.
I realize that my life may be shortened or deprecated by all these aviation endeavors, but it has been so enriched by them that obviously I engage the trade willingly. Still, it makes me slow down and think about how much risk I’m willingly taking on this flight, in this weather, on this gear, etc.
Let’s remember these people and learn, as best we can, from whatever took them from us.