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Fighter Pilot

Physical Danger

Who wants to play, "How Many Ways Can a Fighter Pilot Die?" Let's see, now, for those keeping track at home, there's:

  • Plummeting to Your Death 
  • Blowing Up on Takeoff/Landing
  • Crashing into Another Plane
  • Passing Out from G-Forces and Crashing into a Mountain
  • Surface-to-Air Missiles
  • Dogfighting
  • Alien Attack on Your Base (hey, we're just saying it could happen)
Yeah, this feels safe. (Source)

And so many more. If you're in the military, there's always going to be an extreme level of physical danger that most civilians never experience. If, added to that, you're buckling yourself into a jet-propelled death machine loaded up with a dozen different kinds of munitions, the danger zone may actually be all around you.