- Copertina flessibile: 144 pagine
- Editore: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (23 luglio 2012)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1478155965
- ISBN-13: 978-1478155966
- Peso di spedizione: 272 g
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon:
Seconds To Disaster: Insider Secrets, What's Really Going On In Todays Airline Industry: Volume 1 (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 23 lug 2012
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Glenn Meade is a journalist and specialist in the field of commercial flight simulation. He is the author of nine books, many of them international bestsellers, published in 26 languages, and his work has earned him critical acclaim. Meade worked in aviation for twenty years. Ray Ronan is an Airbus A320 Captain and journalist. He has contributed to aviation safety forums and has instructed during crew training. The authors are aided by contributions from many serving and former professional pilots and aviation experts in the US and Europe.
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I love Air Emergency. I have this sick obsession with airplane crashes. What causes them? Was it mechanical? I think that's partly because in all my aviation career, that possibility was always in the back of my mind, ensuring I did my job carefully. This book brings up many air crashes and disasters, some I watched on that show, some that were new to me. My one and only quibble is the book leads with introducing a flight crew and telling us they crashed, but never do they tell us why. Urgh! I felt teased. If it did reveal the reason, it was so far later, I didn't make the connection.
But...things I learned that blew me away:
Your baby and your child under 7 are NOT safe on commercial planes. Babies on the lap: not safe. The likelihood of your baby surviving in severe turbulence or a rapid brake landing: nil. Seatbelts are made for adults, not children, as it can severely damage their pelvises and abdominal area in a crash. Talk your airline about a "car seat" and NEVER use loop belts. Incredible data was revealed in this.
Fatigue: bad problem.
Counterfeit parts: Yikes!
Boeing and their 737 NGs. Wow. This chapter talks about a major scandal and cover up regarding parts Boeing bought from a company... The company claimed they were computer made when in reality, they were man made with sharpie markers and hand saws and you have aircraft flying around that shouldn't be. This chapter was my favorite. Very revealing.
It talked about how the big airlines to save money are not really hiring mechanics, but people off the street with one mechanic supervising, training them for a mere specialty.....Been there. *nods*
And oh, also, how the engine air is circulating through the aircraft with oil fumes in it so we breathe that stuff in. Flight crews often have a high rate of cancer because of this.
A very eye-opening book. The last chapter is about how YOU can make flying safe for yourself.
Four stars. Wish the crashes had been better explained. I bought this on Amazon. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in aviation or those who fly often.
Perhaps only time will lead to improvements in passenger safety. In the meantime, the last chapters of the book offer some useful tips to the travelling public to reduce the chances of being in an aviation accident.
Thank you for publishing this book!
After reading this well-documented account of the worldwide airline industry, you’ll probably be afraid to ever fly again. Fortunately, the authors have included advice on how to increase your safety when flying, although, they’re the first to admit—accidents will always happen, and unless something is done to bring airlines under more effective control there will be more rather than less.
This book reads like a suspense novel, unfortunately, it happens to be true.