The past and future of airline safety--a memoir of successes, crashes, and near-misses--by a former pilot and FAA
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.
Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator Fights for Safe Skies