For me the strangest thing was on the last page 334. He was the pilot in command of qantas 32, the a380 which took off from singapore, suffered a. He fought in the second world war in palestine, iraq, persia, syria, western desert and with special operations executive soe in albania and thailand. On 24 november 2010, he was in charge of a huge a380 airbus, fitted with state of. Take flight through some of the most amazing aircraft prints or commission one of your own. On 4 november 2010, a flight from singapore to sydney came within a knife edge. He specialises in the history, geography, and literature of the han dynasty, particularly the translation and historiography of material concerning. The mammoth book of air disasters and near misses mammoth books 429. In 2010, thousands of feet in the air above singapore, the 469 passengers aboa. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover phillips connections and jobs at similar companies.
Qantas pilot who saved 469 lives to speak at airventure aopa. Shortly after leaving changi airport, an explosion shattered engine 2 of qantas flight qf32 an airbus a380, the largest and. Qf32, captains extraordinary account of how one of the worlds. That side of the story is told well by the pilotincommand, capt. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. And on november 4, 2010, on flight qf32 from singapore to sydney, he and his crew suffered what is called a black swan event. On 4 november 2010, a flight from singapore to sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the worlds worst air disasters.
Richard crespin is the ceo of crespin enterprises, a boutique consulting firm advising businesses and nonprofits on how to work together to solve big problems. For aspiring aviators who are pursuing a career flying big jets and for commercial aviation pilots, the. Its 66 stores are located in new york, new jersey, connecticut and pennsylvania, with the majority of the stores located on long island and in the new york city boroughs of queens and brooklyn. Derosset was born april, 1953 in boston, massachusetts. The book won the best non fiction award in the 20 australian book industry awards and the australian independent booksellers best non fiction award for books released in australia in 2012. The first half of the book is devoted to his early years and time in the raaf all relevant to his later career with. What air crash investigations didnt tell you about qf32. He has behaved this way his entire career because he is committed to giving. Qf32 also won the best non fiction award in the 20 australian book industry awards and the australian independent booksellers best non fiction award for books released in australia in 2012. This is the riveting, blowbyblow story of qf 32, and how a mortally wounded plane was saved.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The book is quite well written in easy to understand language and provides an insight into how difficult it is to become a pilot on commercial airlines in australia. View richard crespins professional profile on linkedin. He flies the worlds largest passenger aircraft, the airbus a380, for qantas airways. I am producing a technical book about big jets jets bigger than a320s and b737s right up to and including the a380.
It gives a deeper appreciation for the professionalism and dedication given by the pilots, cabin crew and other staff who ensure our skies are safe. Well written and lots of interesting facts throughout. Good evening richard, i read all your books and have been huge inspiration during my training to become a pilot. A really interesting book, that gives an insight into what a modern pilot does for a living, as well as the details of how the engine failure of flight qf32 played out. Linkedin is the worlds largest business network, helping professionals like richard crespin discover inside connections to recommended. Good evening richard, i read all your books and have been huge inspiration during my training to. The title is the qantas flight number on which the incident occurred. The captain, a veteran of 35 years with qantas and the. Qf32, captains extraordinary account of how one of the. Northern star resources bill beament is this years 40under40 first amongst equals, heading off strong competition from the three other finalists julie shuttleworth, steve gostlow, and phil britten. Qf32 theres a big difference between a pilot and an. Every nonprofit is a business and every business has a social mission. The australian was in command of an a380 when one of its engines exploded four minutes into qantas flight qf32 out of singapore.1143 1425 676 1038 199 1017 1045 710 1146 1010 1472 958 1146 157 1537 546 313 449 1096 591 543 447 771 782 722 1476 626 850 300 1623 1271 462 1054 625 1078 1330 566 434 407 1270 467 1124 1214