I recently ordered the book "The Killing Zone" and am looking forward to reading it. Most of the reviews were positive, but one reader complained that the author made the mistake of using accident frequency counts, rather than accident rates. What is he talking about?
MAIN QUESTION: Are the statistics in “The Killing Zone” appropriate and scientifically correct?
It would seem to me that the natural statistics would be fatal accidents per flight hour. Does the book not use this measure?
I have read elsewhere that the highest accident rates are those involving pilots having between about 200 hours and 800 hours. Does that come from this book?
Interestingly enough, my personal experience with fatal accidents does not correspond with this. Every one of the 8 or so pilots I have known (indirectly in all cases) that have been killed in an accident were high time pilots (> 1500 hours).