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Myth #10

Lesson 10

Myth: Pilots with more experience are better at avoiding fatal stall / spins than pilots with less experience.

Reality: If “more experience” means “higher flight times and more advanced certificates/ratings” then this assertion is false. A study by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation revealed that student pilots, who made up fifteen percent of active pilot population during the years 1993-2001, were involved in just four percent of the fatal stall / spins – a better showing than even ATPs. Private and commercial pilots, on the other hand, made up 61 percent of the active pilots, but were involved in 83 percent of the fatal stall / spin accidents.

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