Safety is paramount no matter how many times the eyes may roll when you hear that word "safety"
Think of it this way: you were probably afraid, or at least had a high level of stress, when you were getting ready to take-off on your first solo, so why would you take risks in situations you know are unsafe?
Challenging yourself in training and planning for the worst allow for you to best prepare for whatever situation that may arise
In keeping with the FAA’s belief that safety is a learned behavior, the FAA offers many courses and seminars to enhance air safety
The FAA puts the burden of instilling safe flying habits on the flight instructor, who should follow basic flight safety practices and procedures in every flight operation he or she undertakes with a student pilot
Operational safety practices include, but are not limited to, collision avoidance procedures consisting of proper scanning techniques, use of checklists, runway incursion avoidance, positive transfer of controls, and workload management
These safety practices are discussed within FAA handbooks
Safe flight also depends on Scenario-Based Training (SBT) that teaches the student pilot how to respond in different flight situations
The FAA has incorporated these techniques along with decision-making methods, such as aeronautical decision-making (ADM), risk management, and crew resource management (CRM), which are covered more completely in Chapter 2, Aeronautical Decision-Making