Understanding Air France 447 [NOOK Book]

Overview

The most comprehensive coverage to date of Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in the ocean north of Brazil on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 persons on board.

The book details the crew's failure to maintain aircraft control after a minor failure.
Written by A330 Captain, Bill Palmer, this book opens to understanding the actions of the crew, how they failed to understand and control the problem, and how...

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Understanding Air France 447

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Overview

The most comprehensive coverage to date of Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in the ocean north of Brazil on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 persons on board.

The book details the crew's failure to maintain aircraft control after a minor failure.
Written by A330 Captain, Bill Palmer, this book opens to understanding the actions of the crew, how they failed to understand and control the problem, and how the airplane works and the part it played. All in easy to understand terms.
Addressed are the many contributing aspects of weather, human factors, and airplane system operation and design that the crew could not recover from. How each contributed is covered in detail along with what has been done, and needs to be done in the future to prevent this from happening again.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045520829
  • Publisher: Bill Palmer
  • Publication date: 12/10/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 122,395
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Bill Palmer is a currently an A330 captain for a major international airline.As a member of his airline's A330 development team for the introduction of the airplane to its fleet, he has been intimately involved in A330 fleet since 2002. He was the lead author and editor for the airline's A330 systems manual, and has written numerous A330 training publications. He has served as an airplane and simulator instructor, check airman, designated examiner, and also on training related projects from video production to simulator certification.Bill started flying at the age of 15, soloed on his 16th birthday and completed his private certificate at 17. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a BS in Aeronautical Science. He earned his flight instructor certificate in 1978 and has been instructing almost non-stop since then, while holding airplane, instrument, multi-engine, and ground instructor certificates. Besides light aircraft he has also taught on the 727, 757, A320, DC-10, and A330, and written manuals for the DC-10, A330, and B-787 fleets. He has also produced numerous training publications and videos for the various fleets as well.Bill holds an ATP with type ratings in A320, A330, B757/767, B777, DC10, and commercial glider and flight engineer-turbojet ratings.
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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    Bill Palmer's work in dissecting the anatomy of Air France 447's

    Bill Palmer's work in dissecting the anatomy of Air France 447's disaster and of presenting the evidence in a way that clearly illuminates its complex
    causal factors is excellent. The book offers all of us in the aviation community a beacon of guidance for making changes to how we train, evaluate, and
    fly; it is profoundly valuable.

    Like most of the loss of control events which have resulted in tragedy, this tale is one of pilots who, when faced with startling and complex issues, were
    not able to focus on and exercise basic control of their airplane. Bill is a very gifted writer who is able to both present the chain of events and explain the
    technology in such a way that every reader will come away better for the journey. You do not need to be an Airbus pilot to understand the concepts or the
    techno-sophistication of the A330. Bill's ability to paint both the "what" as well as the "why" is without equal.

    For all of us in love with flying and committed to sharing that passion with our students and fellow pilots, this book will remind you in elegant detail of
    where your priorities should be focused. The high tech digital world of jet avionics requires discipline and knowledge in our ability to "button smash."
    In spite of its precision, we also face an ongoing commitment to our stick and rudder skills. They are two separate and highly valuable vessels which
    we all need to lovingly polish. The reality of today's corporate and airline world is that we spend the majority of our limited training dollars focusing on
    procedure while assuming that all of our students will further develop their core flying skills after they leave our simulators. The precision of our autoflight
    systems has lured too many of us into allowing the fly-the-jet skills to atrophy. Bill's work is a symphony in a minor key with a tragic melody. He provides
    the poignant and powerful reminders which we all need to embrace.

    I never thought I would tell anyone that reading an accident report is stimulating and you cannot wait to press on with it. This rendering is! I will let is rest
    on the shelf for a bit and then read it again.....it's that good. I will share it with my friends in the corporate and airline world as my offering for a
    Christmas read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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