A dangerous rag filled with biased, unsupported opinions.,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Flying Blind, Fly Safe H (Taschenbuch)Ms. Schiavo was touted as an expert in aeronautical safety and managed to finagle herself into a high-level position within the government overseeing the functions of a highly technical organization while possessing little to no technical qualification. After being drummed out of the Department Of Transportation for her Inquisition-like controversial practices, she slithered back into private practice and convinced an unsuspecting publisher of her expertise.
The result of her literary effort is a single-minded, agenda driven indictment of the aviation industry with little substance. Allegations of improprieties are supported only by personal opinion and innuendo. Federal overseers are portrayed as mindless oafs, uncaring civil servants or career politicians whos actions border on the criminal. The author does manage to insert some air safety tips but even these are lacking in true substance.
Ms. Schiavo tries to impress her audience as a selfless, dedicated saviour of the traveling public. Unfortunately, her book contains so many holes that the reader is left wondering not about aviation safety but the author's somewhat incredible imagination.
I'm glad I didn't actually pay for the book.