The less we know about a subject the more risky we tend to believe it is, the more we know the less risky we think it is. But when we are experts in a subject we then are able to assess the risks as they really are and, what’s more important we can see them in context.

So it doesn’t ever surprise me that anxious flyers have extra things to worry about as winter approaches.

But before I explain about the precautions we take in flying let’s have a more detailed look at how we think about winter hazards like snow.  I want you though to see snow and ice  in context because to a  winter holiday makers, snow is good.

Let’s start by looking from a new pilot’s point of view. See Premium

… It’s called the availability heuristic, which works on the principle that  “if you can think of it easily, it must be important”.


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