lobstaboy wrote:Wuss? Or sensible? You decide.
Neither. IMO you are eliminating risks as an emotional response, rather than logical, that are so small they are insignificant in terms of the overall risks of flying GA.
I will, however, defend your right to do so.
Emotional response maybe, but they are all the result of something bad that has happened to me and I don't want to put myself in the same situation again.
That's where the logic fails, IMO.
That something untoward has happened is not an indication it is has higher probability of happening again. That it did happen and you are still here is testament to it turning out okay.
There's an underlying assumption that you will only participate in flights of a 'type' you have not had something bad happen. That's flawed thinking. Because something hasn't happened is no more an indication it will not happen, than something having happened is an indication it will happen again.
If we had all to desist from activities in which we had something bad happen, in the belief it would happen again, we wouldn't have much of a life.
EDIT: seeing @Rob P's post above caused me to wonder what you would do if, like Rob, you had an EFATO. Would you stop taking off and so hang up your headset?