Even the shocking events of the late summer periodsix fatal accidents over a six-week period resulting in the deaths of more than 500 personshave not diminished the public's appetite for air travel, or even for travel into remote regions of the globe where sophisticated landing aids may be as rare as modern aircraft and airports. And that's as it should be, because air travel is safe. Yes, pockets of pain persist, in terms of both geographic area and phases of flight. The potential for ...

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