Ron Rapp’s Perspective on GA Safety

Ron Rapp is an Orange County-based professional charter pilot and instructor, often writing about the latest aviation trends and news. He specializes in tailwheel, aerobatic, experimental, formation, and glass-panel flying.

Check out his perspective on General Aviation safety guidelines linked below.


GA has a higher accident rate that the airlines for many reasons, but the primary one is that GA pilots have the freedom to do many things that the airline guys do not. And I hope that never changes. To paraphrase Dick Rutan, where would we be without those who were willing to risk life and limb using their freedom to do these things? We’d be safe and sound, on the ground, still headed west as we look out over the rump of oxen from our covered wagons.

Perspectives on GA Safety