James Nixon has just retired at the top of his industry as an A380 Captain after flying for more than 30 years. His credits include 18,000 flight hours and flying both Boeing and Airbus airliners since 1992. Prior to becoming a pilot he was a small businessman, freelance writer and photographer for eight years. James has won two awards for his part in a light plane rescue and his extensive career has involved working on industry committees and consulting groups. He has been based with airlines in Australia, Malta, the U.K., Vietnam, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. An avid writer and photographer, James Nixon is author of three other books: "On Tour: Travels With An Airline Pilot", 1430 photographs and stories from behind the cockpit door. " ... And That's My Side of the Story", a memoir to the crew of an Airbus which suffered an inflight engine failure, and "Sleeping For Pilots & Cabin Crew (And Other Insomniacs)", a kindle best-seller which examines the twenty factors affecting sleep and the tips & tricks to enable you to sleep whenever you want. Since 1997 he has been running www.jamesnixon.com, a website specializing in photo-journalism which has been a valuable resource for those interested in aviation safety. After the collapse of Ansett Australia James ran the AnsettSTARS website, a resource-rich repository that helped employees as they faced an uncertain future. Since retiring he started CrammondMEDIA to administer his media projects; and has been active on the media in Australia. As well as writing, he is a sought-after speaker and lectures on Aviation at Swinburne University. He will soon be commencing a podcast program on Australia's largest network.
This could happen to any one of us
By Captain Veronica Zunic
EASA A330/350 TRE and actively flying A330.
Accountable manager of EASA ATO (GreenDot Aviation Ltd)"James, a respected colleague of mine, has outdone himself with The Crash of MH370. Forget the conspiracy theories and the hype, James has gone into extensive research to try and provide some answers. As a pilot myself, his opening sentence from his sister, touched a raw nerve ... this could happen to any one of us and we owe it to ourselves and our aviation community at large, to find the truth and ensure this does not happen again. You have done the families of MH370 proud. Thank you James." +++The Ultimate Detective Story By David McKenzie
(A passenger grateful for
capable and intelligent pilots.)"A complex story made easy to read as well as being the ultimate detective story - even the author has to guess the outcome! Let's hope the wreckage is eventually found to clear up what really happened.
Not only does the author's suggested explanation make sense, his recommendations for improving air safety are compelling. This man should be on the board or committee that oversees international air safety."
+++ Gripping, Captivating, Informative, Educational, Intriguing
by Julie-Anne Eastlake"Wow! Gripping, Captivating, Informative, Educational, Intriguing, and makes you want more! Factual and to the point, with Terminology Interpretation for the novice of novices.
Also thrown in is the little snippets of the Author's personality, obviously a great sense of humour, made me giggle and sometimes burst out in laughter. Having said that, there is always that sadness in the reality that souls were lost and their families are still waiting for closure.
This would have to be the best book that I have read in a very long time. " +++58 Amazon reviews, average rating 4.7 / 5