ISBN #: 978-0983363132
Page Count: 136
Copyright: September 1, 2011 (First Edition)
Publisher: Starflight Press
(Taken from Goodreads)
What if you could fly realistic flight emergency scenarios yourself, make critical decisions and face the consequences, all while safely on the ground? With this book, you can!
- Jump into various scenarios as the pilot and face real life pressures
- Encounter dangerous situations requiring your immediate action
- Fly the outcome, as determined by what you decide to do
- Have fun while learning by introspective trial and error
Written with student pilots in mind, these entertaining and thought-provoking interactive scenarios explore emergency procedures and decision-making in a unique, personalized way. Readers will find each story experience enriched by hand-drawn illustrations. Aspiring pilots, experienced pilots, and aviation buffs alike will all enjoy taking the left seat in Flight Emergency!
I'm not a pilot. I don't even play one on TV. But we were asked to review this book, and it sounded interesting, so I agreed to the task!
Remember those "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels? Flight Emergency is like that, except for pilots and those training to be a pilot. For me, average Jane, with no knowledge of how to fly a plane, this book probably has no purpose other than if I am ever on a flight and EVERYONE ELSE is incapacitated, I might remember something I learned here. But, probably that won't happen.
There are several scenarios the book goes through, adding some interesting details designed to throw the reader off course - pun intended! In the first scenario, you are the pilot traveling with an over-the-top Southern friend, who was one "fiddle-dee-dee" short of Scarlett O'Hara. In others, you're traveling with friends or family, or flying irritating customers who create distractions for you - and most or all of these are small planes.
With absolutely no knowledge of how to fly an aircraft, I was able to figure out most of the "correct" exercises just by using common sense. I also went back and read through the "wrong" decisions, which sometimes snowballed and led to other wrong decisions. It was interesting to me to see how so much of the scenarios were results of errors or bad judgement on the part of the pilot.
An interesting approach to teaching, for sure. I'd like to see more of these in other industries!
*A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.