Angle of Attack:  Air France 447 and the Future of Aviation Safety
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Angle of Attack: Air France 447 and the Future of Aviation Safety

Price: $19.99


Paperback, 260 Pages
Release Date: 05/05/2017

The book that inspired the acclaimed feature film Pilot Error, Angle of Attack is based on eight years of research into the 2009 loss of Air France 447 on a night flight from Rio to Paris.

Based on more than 300 interviews, this book tells how an Airbus 330 went from cruise altitude to the bottom of the South Atlantic in 264 seconds.

Lessons learned from this event have dramatically continue to reshape commercial aviation and have renewed emphasis on hands on pilot training in our automation age.

A book for pilots and passengers alike, this up to the minute look at aviation safety shows how lessons learned in aviation can benefit many other industries.

The book also tells the story of the French aviators central to this timely aviation drama.


Captain Shem Malmquist has been involved in aviation safety work since 1981. He is a visiting professor at Florida Institute of Technology and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is frequently interviewed by national media including the Washington Post, New York Times, the Miami Herald, National Public Radio, CNN and NBC.

Roger Rapoport, is a senior editor at Flight Safety Information. He is producer of the acclaimed feature film Pilot Error. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as Harper's, The Atlantic and Esquire. His many books include Citizen Moore and Hillsdale.


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