A book and DVD set telling how crashes changed aviation, and made flying the safest form of modern travel This slice of aviation history discusses the fearless test pilots and the very first commercial jet airliners of the post war years, the Constellation and the Comet. It also offersin depth analysis of some of the most well known plane crashes and the investigations by the worlds leading experts in a race to discover the causes of each crash. It includes DVDs of the television series Mayday, Air Crash Investigation investigating air crashes, near-crashes, hijackings, bombings, and other disasters. Mayday uses reenactments and computer-generated imagery to reconstruct the sequence of events leading up to each disaster. In addition, aviation experts, retired pilots, and crash investigators are interviewed explaining how these emergencies came about, how they were investigated, and how they could have been prevented.
Mike Lepine has written more than 35 books. As the former editor of the Aviation & Military Video Club, he was instrumental with DD Home Entertainment in bringing much rare archival film footage to the public for the very first time.