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Section 1, Lesson 73
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Risk Management Summary

Risk Management Summary

We started the course with this section because we wanted to frame the rest of the course within the scope of risk management. Ultimately, pilots should pursue airmanship as a way to broadly reduce unacceptable risk.

There are numerous ways pilots accept risk when they fly, and numerous other ways they can mitigate unacceptable risk. Pilots accidentally accept unnecessary risk all the time. Avoiding risk is a skill which is learned over a long period of time. What’s important is that as pilots we make the effort and exercise discipline to do what we can.

Again, risk management doesn’t mean avoiding all risk. It means recognizing what risk you are willing to accept and, above all, reducing the risk to those who, unlike you, have not accepted any risk on your behalf — passengers, other pilots and people on the ground.