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Guiding Aviators and Aircrews through life's storms

FOCUSED FLYING

FOCUSED FLYING might pleasantly surprise aviators who'd like to understand how accidents which are not covered by training curricula can creep up and overwhelm even the best crews possible. This work, as one reviewer wrote, will change the way you think about flying... Part II contains a touch of humor from which new safety insights could be gleaned.

  • Copies can be ordered by mail or obtained at Wings & Things at Lanseria and Grand Central Airport; Comet Aviation Supplies at Rand Airport, Pilots ‘n Planes at Wonderboom Airport and The Pilot Shop at Durban Virginia Airport.  
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AVOIDING FATAL 

FLYING TRAPS 

Avoiding Fatal Flying Traps is a 220 page book containing General Aviation (GA) accident studies in a way not only pilots but anyone could relate to.

Avoidable accidents are virtual repetitions of previous events. Many pilots are simply not aware of the underlying factors or unforeseen circumstances.  

Misconceptions prevail. 

Experienced professionals end up in pitfalls too. 

Many are for instance unaware of group dynamic factors.  

  • Avoiding Fatal Flying Traps is different to any book about flying. It is a must if you'd like to survive in General Aviation.
  • The approach is not to look only for 'the spider' but 'the web' of circumstantial factors and predisposing influences.
  • Aspects of in-flight single-crew resource management and automation errors are incorporated. Multi-crew co-ordination errors are also addressed. 

 

 

 















Top: Accident survivor Anwen Pretorius with husband and baby daughter with African Pilot editor Athol Franz (right), after a miraculous escape from the wreckage (below). Read chapter 'Dead Man Walking'. Gripping aviation stories that will save your life!

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Comments  

I am the president of the JHB EAA Chapter 322...I am a strong protagonist of CRM and find the examples you have used electrifying. Karl Jensen - Airline Captain


Avoiding Fatal Flying Traps' should be prescribed study for everyone who flies'.  Guy Leitch – Editor, SA Flyer Magazine

The book is a wake-up call to all in aviation. What you learn by reading it and digesting its contents could one day very well save your life. Tom Chalmers World Airnews

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A private pilot Spha Radebe writes, I had to fly a Cessna 172, ZS-PFC any time between 19 and 23 March 2011 to the Dundee area in KZN and wanted to depart on the 19th, but the weather around Wonderboom (airport) was not good. Having waited more than a day for the bad weather to clear, Wonderboom Tower finally cleared me to takeoff (from) RWY 29 for KZN outbound via Special Rules Area eastern route.  Having read Avoiding Fatal Flying Traps I could weigh up all the factors. I was under pressure to proceed with training for the Commercial Pilot Licence and needed the extra flying hours. As I became airborne I saw low clouds moving in. I took a decision to turn back, aborting the trip altogether and not from my training. The insight came from Avoiding Fatal Flying Traps, as I would have tried to push through otherwise and my decision disappointed people waiting for me. I know it saved my life.



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