A commercial airline pilot with more than 20 years experience, reports through the author of this book, on the state of the airline industry in the ... Show synopsis A commercial airline pilot with more than 20 years experience, reports through the author of this book, on the state of the airline industry in the wake of deregulation. He takes the reader behind the scenes and into the cockpit to show the truth about what is really going on in the skies. He discloses information on the records of the best and worse safety records, the world's most dangerous airports, the thousands of near-misses since deregulation and details of the hundreds of disasters over the last decade. He reveals that there have been mechanics who have been threatened for reporting mechanical failures and pilots who have been censured by their superiors for having dared to suggest that their planes might not be airworthy. The inevitable result is that pilots have leaned to protect themselves by keeping quiet about suspected trouble even if it means endangering the flying public.