“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”
Flight Safety Is Improving
While business aircraft flight hours are down from last year, industry safety has increased disproportionately, according to business aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. In the first half of the year, the U.S. business airplane fleet experienced 13 accidents, down from 34 in the same period last year, a 62-percent drop. Fatal accidents declined from 10 in the first six months of last year to three in the first half of 2009.