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Squawk 7700 (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Peter M. Buffington , Melanie Frey , Dana Beck , Patricia Hatch

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Squawk 7700, an aviation autobiography by Peter M. Buffington, tells of his personal adventure into the world of aviation to achieve a professional airline pilot career. He provides riveting details of daily operations within the aviation industry, and the struggles flight crew members face to maintain their lifestyles.

Buckle your seatbelt and prepare for an eye-opening, turbulent ride into the world of aviation from the pilot's seat. From student pilot at age 15, to flight instructor, to nighttime cargo pilot, and finally to first officer aboard the ATR 42 and ATR 72 turboprop airliners, island hopping across the Caribbean, Buffington relates his personal experiences. He explains why recent accidents, like Colgan Air Flight 3407, in Buffalo, NY, and Comair Flight 5191, in Lexington, KY, can occur.

My personal experiences as an airline pilot and as acting first officer aboard US Airways Flight 1549 that ditched into the Hudson River, I recommend Squawk 7700 for anyone interested in an aviation career, and mandatory reading for those who fly on our national airline system.

- Jeff Skiles, First Officer US Airways Flight 1549

A few more reviews...

An honest, inside look at the aviation industry from someone who lived it.
- A.S., Former regional airline captain

I finished your book a few weeks ago...I could not put it down. It was like I was living it all right beside you. I ached in agony while reading about some of your experiences, and then thinking about how you are probably the most naturally blessed pilot with great flying abilities that I ever flew with.
- K.S., American Airlines First Officer

I have just finished reading your book. I read it cover to cover in two days! Thanks for an exciting and informative story! I am impressed by the openness with which you describe your personal story....anyway, thanks again for "the book that was missing" and the best of luck to you. I will spread the word of your book among my aviation friends."
-Tom P., Commercial Pilot, Danderyd, Sweden

The industry has changed much since I flew in the hay day of the airline boom. 1963 -> 1993 - retired TWA, 30 years. This young lad has written a solid tale about how things have changed in today's airline career. Outstanding book about an often overlooked niche of the aviation industry - The 1st 10 years. Sacrifices abound and soul searching within, I look back at my own sacrifice, for each of us was created to die, and within, Peter is a lad of integrity, nicely done.

Although two decades separate his trials and tribulations from mine to obtain federal licensing permitting us to fly commercially in an effort to build the experience necessary become employed by a major airline, the insufferable challenges remain unchanged. Peter’s descriptions of the existence of dangerously poor maintenance and unscrupulous pressure to ignore Federal Aviation Regulations at entry level air freight and air taxi charter operations were chillingly reminiscent of my experiences in the 1970s. The actions, or perhaps more accurately reactions, taken by Congress to supplant the “invisible hand” with a “visible hammer” only validate the voracity of Peter’s accounts of his experiences while attempting to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Television shows such as the PBS series Flying Cheap very adroitly lift Peter’s words from the pages of his book, and provide audio visual validation to his experiences. Squawk 7700 provides the reader with an excellent insight as to the coming shortage of qualified pilots this country will experience during the second decade of the 21st century. This book should be mandatory reading at the first year level for any student at any professional pilot training institution.
- Capt W. Mann, US Airways, Boeing 737, 30 years


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 2275 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 379 Seiten
  • Verlag: Buffington; Auflage: 1 (20. November 2013)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B002WTCM7G
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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Mehr über den Autor

Peter Buffington, Autor, war ein lizenzierter kommerzieller Pilot seit 15 Jahren. Er hält einen Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Sciences an der University of North Dakota und wird derzeit als Software Quality Analyst im Mittleren Westen beschäftigt. Er fliegt zum Vergnügen außerhalb der Arbeit. Peter angemeldet hat mehr als 2.500 Stunden insgesamt Flugzeit in unzähligen Flugzeuge Marken und Modelle.

Peter begann mit dem Schreiben die erste Ausgabe des Squawk 7700 im Oktober 2000 war Fertigstellung im Mai 2001. Die erste Ausgabe wurde von Morris Publishing im Juli 2001 veröffentlicht. Zwei Monate nach Erscheinen der ersten Auflage, entfaltete die Ereignisse des 2001.09.11 ständig ändert ihr die Airline-Industrie. Peter, die Motivation bei der Veröffentlichung seiner persönlichen Geschichte war sein Wunsch, Veränderung der regionalen Airline-Branche zu sehen. Die regionale Fluggesellschaft Einstellungspraxis, Eck-Schneid-, und Pay-for-Training drängten die moralischen und ethischen Umschlag. Peter wusste, durch die Veröffentlichung seiner Geschichte viele Aspekte der Fluggesellschaften den täglichen Betrieb ausgesetzt wären.

Fast 10 Jahre seit Erscheinen der ersten Auflage vergangen. Zwei aktuelle Flugzeugkatastrophen Peter motiviert, eine zweite Auflage des Squawk 7700 zu veröffentlichen. Die Abstürze von Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Kentucky und Colgan Air 3407 in Buffalo New York. Kurz nach der US Airways Flug 1549 Vorfall in New York, begann Peter und Jeff Skiles zusammenarbeiten, um zu sehen, dass Änderungen in der Art, regionale Fluggesellschaften gemietet Piloten wurden umgesetzt, und das tägliche Leben einer regionalen Airline-Pilot aussetzen. Jeff Skiles wurde gerufen, um vor dem Kongress bei zahlreichen Gelegenheiten im Jahr 2009 aussagen. Jeff erklärt, warum Veränderung war dringend in die regionale Airline-Industrie benötigt werden. Am 30. Juli 2010 verabschiedete der US-Repräsentantenhauses und des Senats der FAA Safety Bill darlegt neue Piloten einstellen Minima und Ausbildungsanforderungen. Am 1. August 2010 die POTUS unterzeichneten die FAA Safety Bill HR 5900.

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18 von 21 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Candid look at your aviation career dreams 6. August 2010
Von Ron Lewis - Veröffentlicht auf
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This book was such a fascinating read, I couldn't put it down. As a private pilot, I often imagined the possibility of changing careers to become a professional pilot. Having read this book, I now know much more about the aviation industry from the perspective of someone who lived it. So many things he went through were just remarkable and unexpected for a system tasked with safeguarding the lives of millions every year. Pilots are talented, intellligent, hard working, love flying with a passion, and can do great things under extremely difficult conditions. Where else are you going to find such quality talent in the business world? But no telling how many potential "Sully" Sullenbergers and Jeff Skiles will not be in the cockpit tomorrow because they got burned out and left under such working conditions.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An eye opening book. 3. Januar 2011
Von Rick - Veröffentlicht auf
I have owned the first edition of this book for several years and was excited to see the 2nd edition come out recently. As an aviation enthusiast I read it with great interest. But like all who have read or will read Squawk 7700, Pete's story really opens your eyes to the fact that a career in aviation isn't always the glamorous lifestyle the general public might think it is. I think this book brings awareness to the fact that some things in the industry are in desperate need of attention.

In the words of Jeff Skiles, this book is a must read for anyone who flies or is considering a career in aviation.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An exciting and interesting read! 14. Januar 2012
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This book was a pleasure for me to read. Pete Buffington was a childhood friend of mine and I expected to enjoy the book just relating back his experiences and anecdotes to my memories.

In fact, there was much more than that to enjoy. Not being a pilot, the book gave me an introduction to the regional airline industry that was both educational and interesting.

I was also pleasantly surprised with the ability of his writing to bring me into the moment and experience the emotions that he experienced. Anger, fear and frustration filled me as I read Pete's account of his first day finally flying for the regional airline and through the following week. I truly felt the relief that came with the decision to make flying a hobby instead of a career.

Though the book will obviously be really valuable to people in aviation or for those considering it as a career, I'm strongly recommending it to those who haven't had an interest in aviation or aviation literature in the past. It will be an exciting and interesting read!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen WHAT A RIDE!!! 6. Januar 2012
Von Paula - Veröffentlicht auf
OMG Pete Buffington tells it like it really is. Having been part of the commerical airline industry ( I worked directly at an airport), knowing pilots and in-flight crew members personally, this book tells of their lives. Nothing is as glamorous as it seems, esp in the airline industry. Pilots and in-flight crew are overworked, exhausted and underpaid, not eating properly and staying in third rate hotels (by the way they MUST pay for upfront, then get re-imbursed), all this on some of the lowest salaries imaginable and the flying public thinks this is a joke. They think that all pilots make hugh salaries, that flight attendants, just have this job so they can travel and have a good time. A current TV show glamourizes the job, but its nothing like it shows, esp since 9/11. I was never so "broke" as I was working for an airline, even though I worked anywhere from 60-80 hours a week, no overtime was paid. They keep their employees on a part-time basis with a guarantee of 30 hrs a week, you can work more if you want to, but at straight time. Well after paying for insurance, 401K, uniforms and other deductions I barely cleared 400 a week for my glamourous job, then had to deal with some of the rudest customers ever. I was attacked, both verbally and physically on numerous occasions. One time after a hugh snow storm, I was at the airport working for 36 straight hours, non-stop, dealing with over 1000 bags that had missed flights, doing the paperwork, getting the bags delivered to the customers, and what did I get? Not even a thank you from the station manager! The flying public have no conception of the pressure a Capt has knowing that he has 150+ souls onboard his aircraft. Unless things change in the avaition industry, if you are paying for a ticket on a commerical airline, you are taking your life into your own hands. You don't know how many legs have been flown that day by the front deck crew, or how long the Capt. and F/O have been awake, when the last time they had a decent meal, or decent rest for that matter. Although I worked as CSR crewmemeber, I saw what the in-flight crew dealt with. We dealt with the flying public, who have no idea what goes into getting a flight off the ground and to it's destanation. What kind of pressures are put onto airline employees to "get out of the gate", the time contraints of "turning" a flight, and I won't even go into delays, whether they are ATC/ weather / or mechanical. Unless you have flown or know anyone who has flown an aircraft, or worked in the industry you would not/ could not believe what happens. Thank you Pete for writing such an important book about aviation, I can only hope that it will bring awareness to the industry and effect more and more changes for flight crews around the country.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Book 17. Januar 2012
Von The Analog Kid - Veröffentlicht auf
This book is a must read for anyone who is considering a career in aviation. Before you make any kind of decision regarding PFT (pay for training) in hopes of an airline career: read this book. I could not put this book down and kept asking myself "what's going to happen next?!?!" I've read a half dozen pilot autobiographies and this is the first one that actually talks about the realities of being a pilot. A career as a commercial pilot can be very rewarding, but be warned that to get to the layovers in London and Paris and making any kind of real money takes decades and most pilots don't start making decent money after making wages that put them barely above the poverty line for years on end. If you want a career as a commercial pilot be prepared to make $16,000 a year and get worked to the bone when you start. I can't recommend this book enough and it's the most important book I've ever read.
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