Whether it's done as a hobby or work, flying an aircraft can be dangerous. The recent deaths from plane crashes in Alaska have, sadly, highlighted this.
While the accidents are not the daily norm, they still happen all too often. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there were 111 U.S. air carrier accidents in 2005.
These statistics come even after years of technological advances, such as improved radar systems, and education courses.
People who engage in activities like flying should seriously consider purchasing life insurance. Having a life insurance policy will make sure that loved ones will be cared for financially should something happen. There are times when accidents happen that are completely out of a pilot's control.
One such condition is weather. There are times when a pilot may think that they are in for a day with a smooth ride, but suddenly find themselves in the middle of an unanticipated storm.
Another times an accident can take place is upon landing in very windy conditions. For pilots with less experience, dealing with such a landing can prove challenging.