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Unfriendly Skies: 20th & 21st Centuries
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 297,080. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The book documents 50 years in the deadly politics of aviation safety in the United States, reflecting the culture in many other government offices. The former federal airline safety inspector and author provides documents showing corrupt and criminal acts, massive nonfeasance, that enabled to occur dozens of brutal airline disasters and deaths, including the 9/11 hijackings.
The Outer Whorl - Essays of an Airline Pilot
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 54,580. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Twenty related essays on pursuing a career as a military and airline pilot--a career pursued not only to see the world, but also to gain an appreciation for the beauty and challenges that a life in aviation offers. The Outer Whorl is an introspective look at the allure of airline flying and how that world was irrevocably destroyed on 9/11. A narrative appreciated by both pilots and passengers.
The Crash of a United Airlines DC6 Flight 624 Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania June 17, 1948
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
United Airlines Flight 624 was on its last leg of a journey that had taken it from San Diego to Pennsylvania. It was due to land at LaGuardia in New York City but the plane crashed into a power station in the Pocono Mountain chain, killing all 43 of its passengers and crew. My e-book was researched from newspaper accounts of the tragedy along with books that explained the reasons for the crash.
The Midair Crash of a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC7 Grand Canyon, Arizona June 30, 1956
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
One of the pilots involved in the tragic collision of two planes above the Grand Canyon had received an ok to ascend to 21,000 feet while attempting to evade a thunderstorm. This put his TWA Super Constellation in line to crash into a United Airlines DC7 which was in the same cloud bank. My e-book looks at the crash and the difficulties involved in accessing the bodies inside the UAL wreckage.