Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

'We regulate by counting tombstones' US FEDERAL AVIATION OFFICIAL

A Groundbreaking Investigation into Aircraft Safety

The Tombstone Imperative: The Truth about Air Safety. Although the figures for fatal accidents seem lower than those by car or train, the comparision is based on distance travelled, which doesn't take into account that most accident occur around takeoff and landing. If the calculations are made by comparing the number of fatalities with the number of journeys made a very different picture emerges. Deaths per 100 million passenger journeys are, on average, 55 for airlines compared with 4.5 for cars, and 2.7 for trains.ONLY MOTORBIKES TURN OUT MORE RISKY. This is a serious ground-breaking, campaigning book which has caused enormous controversy.

In Andrew Weir's THE TOMBSTONE IMPERATIVE aviation safety is examined with a cautious, crtical yet calm manner which does not seek to alarm, but inform, the non-specialist reader.

The Airline Industry Information review by Darren Ingram of THE TOMBSTONE IMPERATIVE said,...

Ten chapters detail the whole world of aviation safety and this provides a lot of thought provoking issues such as just how quickly can an aircraft be evacuated if necessary. When you think just how slowly passengers shuffle on to an aircraft in brilliant light - discounting the time to stow luggage - and think about how quickly they would get off, panicking in a darkened sinking vessel with sirens blaring it is a scary thought.

No airline or manufacturer can claim a total moral and legal compliance to this fact. Reading this book will make you think a little bit more about air travel in general...it is compelling, informative reading which everyone who travels should find time to read."

377pg hardcover Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Anywhere in NZ see my profile for details$6.50
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Waitakere City, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    NZ bank deposit