A Formal HELLO

My name is Stephen Carbone and welcome to my Blog.  This is my first attempt at Blogging, so please be patient as I learn the process.  As you can see on the webpage, I wrote a novel called Jet Blast, a story focusing on the pros and cons of industry’s increasing reliance on technology, looking in particular at the introduction of air traffic control satellite systems as they assume more and more control of our air traffic system.  If you choose to read the novel, I would appreciate it if you return to the site you purchased it from to rate it.

Although the story is fiction, I gave the reader a very detailed picture of what goes in a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident investigation based on my past experience as an NTSB investigator for major accidents.  I tapped some of the best qualified sources: flight attendants, cargo personnel, pilots, airport professionals and aircraft technicians to give the reader as accurate a picture as possible without sacrificing storyline; my hope is that you, the reader, enjoy it and come to appreciate the efforts the frontline skilled investigators go to in order to make our skies safe.

A little about myself:  I am – at this writing – in my fifties and happily married for over thirty years.  I live on the East Coast, presently, and have three children and one grandchild.  I have been employed in the aviation industry for over thirty-two years.  I began working for the airlines in 1982, followed by a career in government as a major aircraft accident investigator for the NTSB before a stint at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a technical support specialist for Airworthiness.

Any and all opinions expressed by myself in this blog are mine and mine alone; they do not reflect the viewpoints posed by the NTSB, the FAA or the airline industry in general; I do not represent these organizations.

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