Stories of Aircraft operations and accident investigations that demonstrate the traps.
This book is written by Bill Yearwood whom is an aviation professional with an in-depth safety background, both in regulatory and accident investigations. Inclined to nudge colleagues to excel, and push senior executives to change policy and procedure to reach corporate goals in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
Was the leader and manager of a regional team of aviation accident investigators. Spokesperson for the TSB, media and industry relations, liaison between other government agencies, and person to engage with family members and loved ones of accident victims. Advocate for safety action to reduce risk in the system, both informally during industry meetings, and by formulating practical recommendations for regulators.
Avid cyclist (competitively participated internationally), and advocate for active transportation.
Received a Lieutenant Governor award for lifetime achievement in public safety.
Book Review – Getting it by Bill Yearwood
Bill could have titled the book; “why do knowledgeable pilots in aviation do such a poor job of managing risk and here’s what you can do to avoid making the same human error?” But like the stories in the book he cut it short to “Getting It.” Take out the plentiful pictures in the book and most of the 39 stories would be about two pages long. However in those two pages you will find a wealth of information that could save your life or at least leave you a little bit wiser while being entertained with true short stories.
Bill uses experiences in his life to make a Safety point that may prevent you from making a human error.
I would compare it to the parables in the bible and highly recommend it for its valuable lessons as well as entertainment value.
Gordon Dupont CEO (Retired)
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