The contents of this book present a unique blend of research material and instructional guidelines against the backdrop of actual aircraft accident cases. Additional references are used to expound on the National Transportation Safety Board’s analyses and to fill in any gaps. The purpose is to provide pilots and aviation professionals, regardless of experience levels, the clear and realistic lessons that have evolved from these accidents. In turn, the reader will learn ways to customize those lessons into practical techniques suitable for any flight environment. The book is divided into five comprehensive parts: Human Factors, Runway Incursions, Weather, Mid-Air Collisions, and Mechanical and
Maintenance. Where appropriate, a part includes a complete study of issues that relate to the particular area of concentration. Each part contains case studies, detailed analyses of accidents that coincide with the topic.
Shari Stamford Krause, Ph.D.