average air traveller, the importance of aviation safety is rarely recognized
in conscious thought, we usually only consider aspects of safety when some
horrific accident occurs. But on a daily basis, on thousands of commercial and
military flights, the lives of countless passengers are dependent upon the
implementation of safety regulations adopted to protect the public’s interest.
The implications of aviation safety not only save lives while people travel
through the air but ensure the safety of everyone going about their daily
business on the ground as well. An airplane crash into a large metropolitan
area that is densely populated would most assuredly result in countless ground
fatalities, and in retrospect, it is amazing that those types of incidents are
so few in number.