Since I didn’t get any takers with my PS to Anatomy of a Timber Sale Appeal post (not even any snark!), maybe these statistics will stir some conversation.
The fatality rate for U.S. automobile driving is 0.128 fatalities/million hours driven (net of pedestrians killed by autos).
The fatality rate (10-year average) for USFS-related firefighting aircraft is 44.2 fatalities/million hours flown.
Your odds of dying are 375 times more when flying in a firefighting aircraft than driving to work.
Is it worth it?