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Pilots are more easily inclined to take greater risks when:
  • A
    they are part of a group of pilots and they feel that they are being observed and admired (e.g. air shows)
  • B
    making decisions independently of others
  • C
    making a flight over unfamiliar territory
  • D
    they are not constrained by time
Groups are more likely than individuals to make decisions concerning risk, known as Risky Shift. In other words, Risky shift occurs when people change their decisions or opinions to become more extreme and risky when acting as part of a group, compared with acting individually. More simply, if you put known risk takers together, the changes of the taking risks are amplified out of all proportion.

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