[Pdf / kindle] The Black Box All New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts Of In flight Accidents BY Malcolm MacPherson


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The Black Box All New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts Of In flight Accidents

Readers join desperate pilots in the cockpit as they fight gravity and time in a plane that's falling out of the skyAnyone who watches the news knows about the black box Officially called the cockpit voice recorder the black box which is actually Day glo orange records the final moments of any in flight accident Often it provides the only explanation of a crash inevitably it provides a heart breaking second by second account of intense fear tempered by. Originally I thought this was actual recordings of the conversations had in the cockpit before and during accidents It was actually a reading from transcripts made from those recordings These can still be disturbing to a certain degree Hearing the final moments reactions panic etc was enlightening to say the least How would I react respond behave if I knew my life might be near its end and I held the lives of multiple people in my hand Each accident comprises a chapter Not all chapters end in fatalities but the majority do It was interesting to see that some of the accidents were completely caused by poor decisions the crews made and others were things that not even the best crew could have fixed mechanical problems with the airplane This book gives you an appreciation for every safe landing that you have experienced All in all the statistics still show that flying is safer than just about every other form of transportation Good book

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Unyielding professionalismThis 1984 uill title has been completely updated to include twenty eight new incidents occurring between 1978 and 1996 Some are famous like the 1996 Valujet crash in the Everglades and the ill fated launch of the space shuttle Challenger; other disasters range from commuter prop aircraft to jumbo airliners and a pair of Air Force planes Few have ever been revealed in their entirety each without exception is absolutely grippin. The only book you ll ever need for taking with you on the plane Strangely comforting

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GIn this new edition editor Malcolm MacPherson has wherever possible added weather notes and descriptions of events in the cockpit and cabin heightening our vivid sense of being there during the final moments Provided by the National Transportation Safety Board and vetted by an experienced airline captain these are unforgettable case studies in ultimate emergency authentic immediate filled with drama terror human frailty and error and unuenchable coura. A gripping read All sorts of aircraft accidents and incidents are outlined and the Black Box recordings provide an insight to flight crews behaviour in such situations There are a few times though when editiorial comment would have provided greater insight into the cause of a crash Also having time stamps on the recordings which happened in McPherson s second book would also have made things clearer Still a very interesting read


10 thoughts on “The Black Box All New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts Of In flight Accidents

  1. says:

    Music LiLiPUT DC 10 Cockpit Terrain warning Whoop whoop terrainCo pilot Aw shitCockpit Sound of loud crunchingThis is a book of CVR Cockpit Voice Recorder material of several in flight accidents mostly from 1980s 1990s but including one from 1978 Most are of US flights but there is still many non US ones too Some are well known like the Ko

  2. says:

    Originally I thought this was actual recordings of the conversations had in the cockpit before and during accidents It was actually a reading from transcripts made from those recordings These can still be disturb

  3. says:

    There is nothing chilling and realistic in airline disasters than The Black Box in which the author presents transcriptions of black box recordings of ill fated flights coupled with his own technical explanations and indication of horrific sounds Sometimes these are disasters are averted by the fantastic skill of the pilots shining examples of grace under fire but often than not we must read pilot's last wor

  4. says:

    The only book you'll ever need for taking with you on the plane Strangely comforting

  5. says:

    To be blunt this has been neutered by the internet MacPherson doesn't add much to the transcript beyond a smidge of context so it's easy to just look all of these accidents up on Wikipedia I may have spent time and leaned reading those entries than I did from the book

  6. says:

    Actually read the older edition which contains different material Checked out on archiveorg

  7. says:

    Good book Lot of technical talk but that is helped by a glossary in the back of the book I gave it 3 stars not because it wasn't worth the read it was but rather the technical talk was a bit overwhelming though obviously there is absolutely nothing they could do to remove it otherwise you would be left with no book When you read stories that finish with struck the ground in a slight roll to the left at an 80 degree ang

  8. says:

    This is definitely NOT the book to read just before you're getting ready to take a flight somewhere nonetheless it was really interesting Each chapter contains the dialogue from the black box recorder from a specific flight Some of

  9. says:

    A gripping read All sorts of aircraft accidents and incidents are outlined and the Black Box recordings provide an insight to flight crews behaviour in such situations There are a few times though when editiorial comment would have provided greater insight into the cause of a crash Also having time stamps on the recordings which happened in McPherson's second book would also have made things clearer Still a ve

  10. says:

    Haunting fascinating impossible to put down We all fly on airplanes so this book is relevant to us all These transcripts are not meant to frighten us away from flight but to inform I also gained a level of respect for the men and women who fly our aircraft although now I know what could be happening in the cockpit while the passengers sit unknowing I will definitely complain less about delays in the future

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