Aviation Safety

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In Alaska, we rely on air taxis and private pilots to go hunting, hiking, floating and to climb mountains. Even dogs fly on small planes when they get dropped from Iditarod teams. If you’ve been doing that long enough, you’ve been on some scary flights, as I certainly have. But for some reason we don’t talk about that much, or about the people who have died, as if we thought we couldn’t do anything about it. On the next show we are having that talk. Why is aviation in Alaska so much more dangerous than it is in other places? Is it really because flying here is inherently more dangerous, or is it because of dangerous pilots? I know enough old, safe pilots to think that I know the answer… On this program we’ll talk with an expert who knows much much more.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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BROADCAST: Thursday, April 07, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

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