Did you check your fuel today?
Do you immediately think “he must have run out of gas” when you see an airplane make or attempt to make an unpowered landing on an open field, highway, golf course, etc? Most people do assume that.
Every day, numerous crashes occur due to fuel exhaustion (running out of gas) or starvation (water contamination). We usually only know about the cases that end up as smoking holes in the ground because that’s what makes interesting headlines.
You can mitigate the potential for this by taking two minutes and checking the quality and quantity of fuel prior to starting your engine on EVERY flight.
Fly safe friends ✈️
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