Squawk 7700

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Squawk 7700 is a timely, eye opening, must read aviation autobiography. My personal experiences as an airline pilot and as acting first officer aboard US Airways Flight 1549 that ditched into the Hudson River, I recommend Squawk 7700 for anyone interested in an aviation career, and mandatory reading for those who fly on our national airline system. Jeff Skiles, First Officer US Airways Flight 1549 More

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About Peter Buffington

Peter Buffington, author, is an Airline Transport Pilot and has been actively flying for 25 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Sciences from the University of North Dakota, and is currently employed as a Corporate Pilot and Software Engineer in the Midwest. Peter's first book, Squawk 7700, was a revealing, inside look at the regional airline and aviation industry's operating practices. His eBook rocketed to the top five of best-selling aviation eBooks on Amazon.com for three consecutive years.

While signing copies of Squawk 7700 at author events, Peter discovered that his expert knowledge and eBook publishing skills were in high demand, so he started offering eBook conversion consulting services. He has completed dozens of eBook conversions for other authors.

Many secrets that online retailers won't share about publishing an eBook are revealed in his new eBook, The Most Efficient Way to Publish an eBook. His eBook outlines a simple, efficient, and proven method for eBook publishing that all independent authors should read before undertaking their next eBook project.


Squawk 7700 - An aviation autobiography - Book Trailer
Buckle your seat belt and prepare for an eye-opening, turbulent ride into the world of aviation from the pilot's seat. From student pilot at age 15, to flight instructor, to nighttime cargo pilot, and finally to first officer aboard the ATR 42 and ATR 72 turboprop airliners, island hopping across the Caribbean.

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Review by: Travis Martin on Oct. 03, 2013 :
Great book filled with exciting turns and twists. Great descriptive details that made me feel like I was right there by the author's side throughout the book. I felt the joys, thrills, intensity, anger, and sadness that he conveyed along the way. If you are interested in aviation, or someone wanting to know the inner workings of the aviation industry, I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for a literary read like Tom Clancy, this is not for you. But I give the author 5 stars because he wrote this from his heart, and clearly a story that should have been told a long time ago.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ace Abbott on Nov. 22, 2011 : (no rating)
I am in 100% agreement with everything that was said in this video. Tired, inexperienced pilots in the cockpit is a much bigger potential liability than most air travelers realize. My book, The Rogue Aviator: in the Back Alleys of Aviation, also elaboraters on this theme. Allen Morris/aka Ace Abbott (pen name)
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Ace Abbott on Sep. 07, 2011 :
Peter Buffington's Squawk 7700 tells a very important story that should be read by laymen as well as all professional pilots. It is an exposé of the regional airlines that complements, Miles O'Brien's brilliant PBS documentary entitled Flying Cheap (Continental/Colgan Air #3407 crash at Buffalo,NY). The author elaborates upon the on-going problem of overworked and underpaid professional pilots. His nightmarish stories from his experiences at American Eagle Airlines in San Juan, Puerto Rico will provide the reader with enlightening insight into the potentially very unglamorous lifestyle of a professional pilot.
After a 36-year aviation career, most of which was spent in the “back alleys of aviation,” I can validate the ugly reality of the dark side of aviation that is presented in this book. Professional pilots “on food stamps or living in their automobile,” are analogous to the, “crazy aunt in the attic” that is all-too-frequently hidden away by the aviation community. This book will provide awareness and concern that should be a catalyst for enhanced aviation safety.
Ace Abbott, author of The Rogue Aviator; in the Back Alleys of Aviation.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: Paul Simmons on Aug. 02, 2011 :
Squawk 7700 is an exceptional well written expose that takes a closer look at operations of US aviation operations from the pilot's seat, specifically the author's point of view. It was definitely a 'page-turner', had to finish it in a week. I am glad someone finally told the story from this side of the aviation industry. Nicely done, I highly recommend reading this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jeff Patterson on April 25, 2010 :
I really liked how this story flowed from early beginnings as a kid in love with aviation, to mastering the art of flying a large regional airline turboprop. I could feel the intensity as I read along, just as if I were there in the cockpit with the author. This book is unique in that it provides a "memoir" story, but ties together some of the issues and pressures facing today's pilots and airline system. Being a private pilot myself, I am glad this book is out there, and it should be read by anyone wanting to peer inside the world of aviation. I would definitely recommend this to both people with aviation backgrounds, and those who do not. This was a very enjoyable book to read, thanks!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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