Let’s face it: no one wants to become a statistic or featured in a section of a flying magazine titled, “How Did I Survive That?”.
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to identify situations as a pilot that may get you in to trouble. You just need to look out for one simple phrase…
Any time you (or someone) says this, something out of the ordinary is probably about to happen. Whether that’s pushing an aircraft to its limits or pushing your personal weather minimums to their limits, you’re likely going to be on the edge.
Let’s all be good stewards of aviation and this wonderful hobby we have. Watch for fellow pilots who use the phrase “Watch this!” (or some other version of that phrase) and intervene when you feel something is drifting down a dangerous path.
Better yet, catch yourself before you say it.