Defining Risk
Risk is the future impact of a hazard that is not controlled or
eliminated. It can be viewed as future uncertainty created by
the hazard. If it involves skill sets, the same situation may
yield different risk.
1. If the nick is not properly evaluated, the potential for
propeller failure is unknown.
2. If the aircraft is not properly bonded and grounded,
there is a build-up of static electricity that can and
will seek the path of least resistance to ground. If the
static discharge ignites the fuel vapor, an explosion
may be imminent.
3. A fatigued pilot is not able to perform at a level
commensurate with the mission requirements.
4. The owner of a homebuilt aircraft decides to use
bolts from a local hardware store that cost less than
the recommended hardware, but look the same and
appear to be a perfect match, to attach and secure the
aircraft wings. The potential for the wings to detach
during flight is unknown.

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