Federal officials hired him to prevent an anticipated bloodbath from airline deregulation. He soon introduced innovations, such as Crew Resource Management training, which dramatically reduced airline accidents. However, when he dared expose lies to Congress, officials used the sky marshals to harass him. They then ignored his other programs, which contributed to countless unnecessary deaths -- including JFK Junior's.
Becoming a military safety guru, his important tasks included training Air Force One crews, and going undercover to discover why a mysterious Soviet airliner crash killed an African president.
But he was fired for blowing the whistle on the Pentagon cover-up of the worst fratricide since Vietnam. Congress and other important organizations have often sought his advice on civil and military aviation problems.
On a daily basis new pilots are injected into the aviation scene. Their safety consciousness is limited by the experience of their tutors. Intentional Safety is not taught. And so the cycle continues.
This book does not skirt around the problem using non-specific, moderate impact generalities. It is a concise, pointed and hard-hitting attack on the problem.
It is aimed at every level of aviation. Note it and live.