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Air Disaster 2: The Jet Age [Kindle Edition]

Macarthur Job , Matthew Tensch
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Jet travel shrank the world. Planes could fly faster, further and at higher altitude; opening the door to foreign holidays to the masses. But, it came at a price. In the early days this new advanced era of aviation faced multiple unforeseen problems, resulting in catastrophic accidents and inevitably the loss of human lives.

From the first jetliner, the ill-fated Comet, to an horrific Boeing 747 mid-air collision at Tenerife, award-winning Macarthur Job – one of the world’s foremost aviation writers, and himself a pilot - tells the stories and unpicks the causes of eighteen fateful air disasters.
Based on accident reports and extensive research he reveals how these calamities led to the development of the safest and most reliable form of transport in the world.

Illustrated with photographs and technical drawings by aviation artist Matthew Tensch, 'Air Disaster 2: The Jet Age' covers the period between 1952 and 1977.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2451 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Monday Books (23 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M35KF8M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Jet Age Account 29 Sept. 2014
By pharoah
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An excellent book from Macarthur Job as was The Prop Era previously. A detailed and fascinsating look of many of the well known disasters, written by a man who clearly knows what he is talking about. I live just a few miles from where the old De Havilland factory was in Hatfield so it was interesting to get the full story of this pioneering aircraft and, around the1970's my wife and i flew in the Comet 4 as fare paying passengers. A great read, featuring every aspect of aviation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly worth reading 10 Dec. 2014
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Like all the MacArthur Job titles in this series, it provides a detailed examination of air disasters and their causes. Sobering, but it makes you realise how learning from such disasters may hopefully prevent others in the future. A chilling parallel is between a B727 disaster in the 1960s and the recent AF Airbus A330 loss in the South Atlantic...
For once with Kindle, there are mercifully fewer typos and grammar errors.
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An excellent descriptive narrative of what went wrong and how accumulations of little things can lead to disaster, generally it has to be said due to pilot error. Including, at the culmination of the book, the worst air disaster ever, albeit one that occurred on a fog shrouded runway in the Canary Islands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reach for the sky with this book! 26 Oct. 2014
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An amazingly good book; extremely well researched and gives hitherto unpublished details about air crashes. I hope there will be Air Disaster 3
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