Why Planes Crash by David Soucie

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The past and future of airline safety--a memoir of successes, crashes, and near-misses--by a former FAA Accident Inspector.
Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash, it still doesn't feel that way. Airplane crashes might be rare, but they do happen, and they're usually fatal. David Soucie insists that most of these deaths could be prevented.
He's worked in the cockpit, on the hanger floor, within the aviation boardroom, and inside the Washington D.C. beltway.  He's seen death up close and personal--deaths of colleagues and friends that might have been pre-vented if he had approved certain safety measures in the aircrafts they were handling. His years of experience have led Dave to become an impassioned consultant on the topic of air-line safety. This includes not only advising the Obama administration, but also taking a leading role in the congressionally funded NextGen interdepartmental initiative to examine the challenges of aviation in the near future, not only for the Deptment of Transportation, but also for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, NASA, and the Office of National Intelligence. Find out the truth about airplane safety and discover what the future holds for air travel.

About David Soucie

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David Soucie is the owner of Sans Souci Enterprises, LLC., a disaster recovery company based in Silverthorne, Colorado. He also works with the Federal Aviation Administration as a member of the Safety Management Implementation (SMI) Committee, and serves on the Safety Management Systems Focus Group in Washington D.C. Previously, he was an aviation safety inspector at the FAA and, before that, served as the senior director of technical services for Air Methods Inc., one of the largest helicopter emergency medical operations in the world. Ozzie Cheek is a writer and producer and a published short story author.
Published September 14, 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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