Friday, September 20, 2013

Paperback is Available!

I am happy to announce that the paperback version of Understanding Air France 447 is now available on and
If you're having trouble locating it, try searching by the book's ISBN:  978-0989785723 , or visit my author page at:

Signed editions can be ordered from the book's companion website at, or with the purchase link on this page.

Aviation Universe in Chicago, IL will be the first brick and mortar store to carry the book.

The paperback, is 6x9 in size and 216 pages, and  like the e-book version, contains over 40 color graphics.

I've enrolled the kindle version in Amazon Matchbook, which means that if you purchase the paperback from Amazon, you can buy the kindle version for only $2.99. Kindle lending is also enabled, so you can share your kindle version.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement for this book.   The reviews on Amazon have been fantastic. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Remembering KAL 007 30 Years Later

It was 30 years ago today that Korean Air Lines flight 007 was shot down by a Russian SU-15 interceptor west of Sakhalin Island, over the Sea of Japan.

In simplest terms, the aircraft appears to have been engaged in a heading mode, instead of following the programmed navigation course. As a result it drifted north of course and well into Russian airspace, then exiting that airspace before being attacked.

As with many accidents it is not quite a simple as that.