Would you let someone stick you in a tube of metal and then blast you into the air at 500+ mph?
Well, that's basically what flying is. If you're dumb enough to do that, you deserve to crash in a pile of smouldering flames.
That's not really what flying is at all. Sounds more like rocketry. Aircraft accelerate to 500+ mph in a really quite smooth and comfortable way, at least in commercial aviation. And as intelligence might well be defined by an ability to make good choices based on available information the fact that aviation is, currently, both safer than ever and really really safe means choosing to fly, on the basis of piles of "smouldering flames" is really not a dumb decision.