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New Book Co-authored by Embry-Riddle Alum Focuses on the Crash of Air France Flight 447

Air France 447 was on a routine night flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009 when it disappeared off radar. Embry-Riddle Alum Shem Malmquist has co-authored a book on the disappearance and investigation of the Airbus 330 that went from cruise altitude to the bottom of the South Atlantic Ocean in just over four minutes.

Malmquist and co-author Roger Rapoport conducted more than 300 interviews for "Angle of Attack: Air France 447 and the Future of Aviation Safety." In the book, they tell the story of how this tragic accident happened and how this event has reshaped commercial aviation safety procedures with a renewed emphasis on hands-on pilot training in our automation age. A book for pilots and passengers, "Angle of Attack" inspired the acclaimed feature film "Pilot Error."

Captain Shem Malmquist has worked in the aviation industry since 1976 and currently serves as a B-777 Captain. He received a BS in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Worldwide in 1999. His broad experience ranges from teaching aerobatics and instructing in a wide variety of both general aviation and transport aircraft to academic research and safety investigation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

Learn more about "Angle of Attack: Air France 447 and the Future of Aviation Safety" by Shem Malmquist and Roger Rapoport.

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