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Symphony of Words


It all started with "Flight For Control" a novel which, like a great piece of music or art, captivated its audience from day one.  It brought so many great characters to life which carried both a message and a mission through an immaculate symphony of words.  The message: we have an industry in turmoil and we need it to change.  "Flight Control" is the first movement of this vast symphony of words and ideas.

The second movement of this symphony of words, "Flight For Safety" explained one of the foundations of the challenges we face in the aviation industry: safety and training, or lack thereof.  The passages give accounts of stories which are fiction, in essence, however, if you have looked at the unfortunate headlines in real life for the past two decades and beyond, you will see that, as the author Karlene Petitt states it, "fiction mirrors truth."

One of my favorite parts of the second movement, "Flight For Safety", is the analogy that Kathryn "Kat" Jacobs used to knock her boss at the FAA, Tom Santos, into a reality check into how much of a problem we have with automation.  It fits very well with the music analogy of this post:

"Imagine you were taught how to play a piano.  You learned your notes well enough to get through a song, but ninety percent of your training was learning how to program a player piano.  Then you went on tour and all you had to do for years was know how to program that piano.  Then one day your player piano broke, but you still had to play the concert.  Could you do it?"

She pulled the door open, hesitated, and then looked back.  "I forgot to mention, if you don't play that concert to perfection, you and the 300 people in the audience will die."

And now, the third and final movement to this great symphony of literature, "Flight For Survival" has arrived on my doorstep, along with many other people, ready to attend the performance.  This movement is not only a performance, it is a flight - for survival, where its composer, Karlene Petitt, leaves the characters and audience, on a quest to make it out and make it out alive.

Like every great final movement of every great symphony, the last movement is where the climax and finale of the piece hits.  The characters are truly instrumental in spreading the message of the series.  I rest assure you, like many who have read "Flight For Control" and "Flight For Safety", this will be a book you will not want to leave out of your sight.


Stay "tuned" for reviews on Amazon and my official review on this blogsite.

Have a pleasant and successful rest of the week!

Jeremy








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  1. Thank you so much Jeremy!! I am excited to read your comments!!! I hope you love it!
    Karlene

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    1. You're welcome, Karlene! Almost done, so it will be soon!

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