Rob Misic presents a sobering look at a somewhat troubled bureaucracy— the Federal Aviation Administration. The book highlights weaknesses in the system and offers practical ways to strengthen it. Rob’s background and experience in air safety and his ability to ask key questions and suggest practical solutions makes this an important book for airline industry officials as well as everyone in the flying public.
– Jordan Rich , WBZ Boston . CBS Radio
Reading Crash and Burn won’t make fearful fliers any calmer. But the start to correcting the dangerous actions of the FAA is knowing what they are. Former front line air traffic controller and whistle-blower Rob Misic does an admirable and engaging job at waking us up.
– Culture Shocks
When you board a commercial aircraft, you assume that you are in good hands. The pilot, the airline, and the Federal Aviation Administration have done everything possible to assure your safety, right? However, in Crash & Burn: The Bureaupathology of the Federal Aviation Administration, author and former air traffic controller Robert M. Misic presents ample evidence that the FAA is not always the poster child for responsibility and sound judgment. In case after case, you’ll read about mismanagement, potentially life-threatening errors covered up to protect the guilty, and retribution meted out toward whistle-blowers. Mr. Misic truly is the Serpico of the FAA, and we ignore his disclosures at our own peril.
– William Cooley, retired air traffic controller
Robert M. Misic offers readers a behind the scenes view of the dysfunctional world of the FAA like no other author before him ever has. Crash and Burn is a must read for anyone who flies because the FAA’s transgressions adversely affect the safety of every airline passenger and aviation professional.
– Karin Lingaas, retired assistant station manager, LTU Airlines