#### jaymark6655

##### Pre-takeoff checklist

I keep seeing that GA is just as fatal as riding a motorcycle. Vote and if you have proof, post it. I didn't vote yet, but here is my proof.

http://www.meretrix.com/~harry/flying/notes/safetyvsdriving.html

I used data from this link and his methods for comparison, but only focusing on the motorcycle data and not all vehicle transportation.

19.7 fatalities per million hours of flying

38.8 fatalities per 100M miles of riding

average GA speed 150mph or average bike speed of 45mph (closer to my average commute speed)

13.1 GA fatalities per 100M miles flown vs 38.8 motorcycle fatalities per 100M miles ridden

or

19.7 GA fatalities per million hours of flying vs 17.46 motorcycle fatalities per million hours of riding

average speed assumptions would change these numbers, but in one instance GA looks better and in the other comparison they look almost the same.

http://www.meretrix.com/~harry/flying/notes/safetyvsdriving.html

I used data from this link and his methods for comparison, but only focusing on the motorcycle data and not all vehicle transportation.

19.7 fatalities per million hours of flying

38.8 fatalities per 100M miles of riding

average GA speed 150mph or average bike speed of 45mph (closer to my average commute speed)

13.1 GA fatalities per 100M miles flown vs 38.8 motorcycle fatalities per 100M miles ridden

or

19.7 GA fatalities per million hours of flying vs 17.46 motorcycle fatalities per million hours of riding

average speed assumptions would change these numbers, but in one instance GA looks better and in the other comparison they look almost the same.

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