Human beings like to take risks
Mountains call us
In the last years almost 50 fatal accidents per year in Switzerland
Mount Everest risk of death 16:1 and 6:1, Anapourna 2,6:1
But today we want to look at risk management
We go flying not for the risk but despite the risk. The risk is an unwanted side effect
Risk taking depends on the circumstances.
Example: cross the alps to the north
Circumstances 1 : glider contest with chances to win with target Thun
Circumstances 2: home AD Sion
Are we always aware of the risk we are taking?
Can we skip once the pre-flight check, when it was always OK
Pilots’ behavior in risk taking is influenced by culture at the local club
1 Good training