Develop a culture of safety

People will sometimes ask if flying an airplane is safe. The answer is yes. Is there risk? Yes, there is risk in everything that we do. Safety is the number one priority when we operate an aircraft.  Developing a culture of safety at the start of your flight training will serve as a strong foundation for the balance of your pilot life cycle.
Each year, approximately 38,000 Americans die in automobile related accidents. In 2019, 404 people lost their lives in aircraft-related accidents. Over 50% of all fatal accidents occur because pilots fly into weather which the pilot was not trained for.
FSANA recommends that all pilots continue their flight education after they attain their Private Pilot Certificate by earning their instrument rating. This rating trains pilots how to fly safely in the clouds.