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If I recall, law enforcement comes in around 13th, far down on the bell curve.
 

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Rugerer said:
The rate of fatal injuries for aircraft pilots and flight engineers is 57.1
Why would this class be so high if the airline safety record is near perfect? A small population size of pilots, maybe?
I think it may be on the way it's presented. It doesn't say 'professional pilots' just 'pilots' so that would include general aviation and all those pilots who fly home-built or experimental aircraft.

As for airline safety, it all depends on if you're presenting the statistics according to "total miles traveled" or "per journey." Every flight has a takeoff and landing, which is where most accidents occur; the number of miles traveled on a particular journey is almost unimportant. Do we worry 10x less about a 300 mile flight than one that travels 3,000 miles?

According to Wikipedia (which may be accurate as this isn't a contentious subject), deaths per billion km is at 0.05, far safer than the next safest, bus travel, at 0.4. However, when rated by deaths per journey, air travel is far more dangerous than bus, rail, van, car, or even foot travel.
 

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