My response might be like kicking a hornets nest, but Iâ€™ll just throw in my $0.02 anyway.
So the saying goes, thereâ€™s only two kinds of pilots: those who have crashed and those who will.
I personally donâ€™t think that this has to be true. In fact, there is proof that it is not really true because there are a number of really experienced pilots who have never crashed and probably wonâ€™t. That being said, it would be ridiculous to think that you can completely eliminate all risk just by being a good pilot or a great pilot. Sure, you can reduce risk, but I think the really hard part to swallow is this: if you paraglide or hang glide, you can get hurt or killed. It is a really hard thing to accept. To ignore it or lie to yourself about it is bad.