I didn't know being a pilot is on par as a being professional bull rider. "Things a pilot can't control at all"? Who decides who hits bad weather? The pilot. Who, if an owner, (or an airline PIC signing the logbook) makes sure the aircraft is airworthy? The pilot. Sorry, but I disagree. It isn't like when I was 9 years old and hopped on my Honda S90 with no training or common sense. Please, I like your posts and aviation enthusiasm but try not be a statistic waiting for the crash.