Commercial flying, on actual airliners, is the safest way to go.
Dirty little secret of aviation: private aircraft are about as risky as motorcycles.
Here's a ranking of the safety of various classes of pilots.
1) Pilots for major airlines are gods who can walk on air and almost don't have accidents at all. When they do, they may make movies about the miracle they pulled off. If one shows up for work drunk, it is international news, and that's the end of their career.
2) Commercial pilots, particularly corporate pilots, are almost as good as the major airline pilots.
3) The third group is a surprise. Student pilots actually have great safety records. They fly slow aircraft, they are restricted to flying in moderate conditions, they're watched like hawks, and their safety training is fresh. They are aware that they can get hurt and their skills are not net honed.
Way down on the list is the private pilot with 400 hours of experience. They think they are experienced but they are actually still newbs. They fly into weather that is over their heads and they die.
Flying US crewed rockets, well, I think the math says their survival rate is below that. Not due to crew incompetence, but just that 2 million parts supplied by the lowest bidder factor, holding enough fuel and oxidizer to qualify in the tactical nuclear yield range. Although if you include miles traveled once in orbit, they get much better.