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QF32 Engine Failure , A Book By The Captain.  
User currently offlinesunrisevalley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5142 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 17010 times:

I hope the forum monitors will allow this posting to stand because of its interest to many on the list.

Many will be interested in a book that has been written by Capt. Richard de Crespigny the Captain of this A380 flight that suffered the major engine failure that has been the subject of much bandwidth on A. net. Below is an email that Capt. de Crespigny sent to a number of colleagues on how to get his book. I am sure that there are many on A.net who would avail themselves of the opportunity to get a copy.

Quote...My book about the QF32 flight, aptly called "QF32" and published by Pan Macmillan is finished. The book will be formally launched by the media on 21 July and the book will be available at the end of the month. The dust cover looks good, except that the publisher wanted my photo on the front - not what I wanted, but so be it.

The book can be ordered from www.QF32.Aero (delivery world wide), Amazon (electronic only) or any Australian bookshop.

I have signed all books that are purchased from www.QF32.Aero

There's absolutely no pressure to purchase a copy - I just wanted to let you know that the book is out and if you're interested.

Kind regards

Rich
Richard de Crespigny
A380 Captain.... ................. end of quote

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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 16843 times:

Surprised QF allowed him to write a book and release it considering how strict/OTT their media policy is. Should be an interesting read.


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User currently offlineZuluAlpha From Thailand, joined Mar 2010, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 16727 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 1):

Agreed

I'm sure it would have to had been approved by the QF corporate media first before it has been published



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User currently offlineairtechy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 16650 times:

I assume he is still employed by QF and has not retired.

Jim


User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2994 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 16543 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 1):

It's a very good opportunity for QF to showcase their attitude to safety etc in a very trustworthy/public way. No doubt there will be a lot about e extensive and rigorous training that QF Pilots receive, and how well prepared they are for situations like this one and so on.

It also creates an apparent transparency in the company's PR strategy, which is nirvana for corporate advertising because it means that the general public are more likely to believe targeted advertising.

Quoting airtechy (Reply 3):

He is still flying with QF.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6465 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 16335 times:
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Thank you for posting this. I immediately got into contact with the links you provided and purchased a book for me and my brother. The cool thing is that the Captain will sign the book for you and for an extra fee, will make it a personal signature. Excellent birthday present for my brother.

I bet it´s an interesting read too.


User currently offlineAirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 730 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16208 times:

Thanks for posting. I also ordered my copy.

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16204 times:

Thanks for posting the link!!!!

Very interesting  
Quoting AR385 (Reply 5):
Excellent birthday present...

mine is next Friday!!! So maybe will be happy to open up the present and see this book inside. PM me if you want my address  


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4656 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15920 times:

Quoting sunrisevalley (Thread starter):
The book can be ordered from www.QF32.Aero (delivery world wide), Amazon (electronic only) or any Australian bookshop.

Oh well done for posting this. It was mentioned in The Australian newspaper that a book was out, without saying what it was called or anything like that. Very hard to find in a google search too, I couldn't get a hit.

This is a definite purchase! It will be very interesting to see what this book is like!



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25560 posts, RR: 86
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15902 times:
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Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 8):
It was mentioned in The Australian newspaper that a book was out, without saying what it was called or anything like that.

There's a bit more here - second story in the article:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...paign/story-e6frg95x-1226418217994

"AIRBUS A380 captain Richard de Crespigny's new book on the QF32 engine explosion comes with some impressive recommendations from people who should know. "A gripping tale of overcoming seemingly unsurmountable odds," says lunar pioneer Neil Armstrong, who experienced a few heart-stopping moments of his own.

"A compelling journey of leadership and resilience," says US Airways Flight 1549 Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Sullenberger goes on to note that the book's description of a well-trained crew acting to save lives "gives a unique insight into how experience and judgment can avert a disaster". Amen to that."


mariner



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4656 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15887 times:

Quoting mariner (Reply 9):
"AIRBUS A380 captain Richard de Crespigny's new book on the QF32 engine explosion comes with some impressive recommendations from people who should know.

Sure, but it doesn't actually give you a title   ... and search for his name and it's all QF32 links of course!



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25560 posts, RR: 86
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15808 times:
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Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 10):
Sure, but it doesn't actually give you a title   ... and search for his name and it's all QF32 links of course!

Oh. I searched for "Richard de Crespigny book" and got several hits. This one, for example:

http://www.aviationbusiness.com.au/news/the-week-in-brief-28-june-2012

"The Captain’s story of that QF32 incident back in November 2010 which saw an A380 engine self-destruct in flight is about to be told in full. Richard De Crespigny’s first-hand account of the incident and the actions involved in effecting a safe return to Singapore will be in bookshops next month. Entitled QF32, the book (and e-book) is to published by Pan MacMillan Australia on 24 July."

First hit on Amazon, too.

mariner

[Edited 2012-07-08 03:23:22]


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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 15709 times:

I think because the event was handled professionally and because Qantas has a stellar safety record, this story only helps their image. After all, the company that must want this book squelched is the engine-maker...not Qantas.

Hope I can get it for the iPad.


User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 15608 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 1):
Surprised QF allowed him to write a book and release it considering how strict/OTT their media policy is.

Don't know what you mean about Qantas' "strict / OTT media policy" - see the link below. Cos not only is this one of the best aviation documentaries I've ever seen (knocks spots off the Air Crash Investigation / Mayday / Seconds From Disaster episodes, which are mostly good), with interviews with all five pilots, CSD, dispatcher, air traffic controller, fire chief, passengers, investigators, Indonesian school teacher whose classroom was struck by wreckage, but also QF CEO Alan Joyce, who talks about why Qantas thought being public and open about the incident was the right policy. I cannot recommend the documentary enough, and also cos it speaks directly about their media policy and why it's important to be open and honest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHb9gjOFEbA

Btw openness and honesty also describes USAirways after Sully's US 1549 accident. BA thought otherwise, and Peter Burkill's book Thirty Seconds To Impact about BA 38 really brings that point home - the disastrous effect that secrecy had on both the media coverage and Burkill's own life is probably the dominant theme of the whole book. (Sully's book is pretty much unreadable, nothing about flying to speak of, lots about how proud he is of his daughters for training seeing-eye dogs; it's a puffy meringue of feel-good sweet nothings, which is a shame cos he's a super deep and serious dude.)



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User currently offlineVHHYI From Australia, joined Oct 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 15511 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 13):
Don't know what you mean about Qantas' "strict / OTT media policy" - see the link below.

I was about to post the same thing!

The original program site can be found here:
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2011/s3172488.htm

Clearly given how extensive the above TV segment was, QF is certainly more than willing to let the crew speak about it (at RR's expense)



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User currently offlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 935 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 15215 times:

Thank you for the link to You Tube, and I have just ordered the book to compliment my extensive QF library. cheers.


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User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14796 times:

Thanks for the link! Definitely going to order myself a copy which I can read on my upcoming holiday! 

GCPET



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User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14742 times:

I'm a little surprised the capt wanted to write about this trivial incident because it's not one of the great aviation tales of the 21st century. No one was in danger, he had 3 other engines running, and it was virtually a brand new aircraft.

The capt who plomped that BA 777 onto the ground at LHR with no engines running over central London would be a much more interesting read.


User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14653 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 17):
No one was in danger, he had 3 other engines running, and it was virtually a brand new aircraft.

suggest you do more research...



Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlineMarcW10 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2010, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14396 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 17):

The capt who plomped that BA 777 onto the ground at LHR with no engines running over central London would be a much more interesting read.

The capt in question DID publish his story, "Thirty Seconds to Impact: The Captain's Story of Flight BA38". Not a bad little read, but focuses a lot more on the way he was treated by BA after the accident than the accident itself IMO...


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14110 times:

Quoting sunrisevalley (Thread starter):
There's absolutely no pressure to purchase a copy - I just wanted to let you know that the book is out and if you're interested.

This strikes me as an odd statement... Why would he state that to his colleagues?

Is some of QF's corporate culture showing here?



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4656 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 13551 times:

Quoting mariner (Reply 11):
Oh. I searched for "Richard de Crespigny book" and got several hits. This one, for example

Okay, okay, you win  
Quoting VHHYI (Reply 14):
The original program site can be found here:
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/conte...8.htm

That was an excellent programme! That fuel leak was major!



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineneutronstar73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 13266 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 17):
I'm a little surprised the capt wanted to write about this trivial incident because it's not one of the great aviation tales of the 21st century. No one was in danger, he had 3 other engines running, and it was virtually a brand new aircraft.

Errm....I think you need to re-think that statement. Perhaps a little research into the incident may help you out. It was far from trivial, and I think you are trying to (unsuccessfully) dust up Boeing in a thread that has nothing to do with Boeing.


User currently offlineslvrblt From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11718 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 17):
'm a little surprised the capt wanted to write about this trivial incident because it's not one of the great aviation tales of the 21st century. No one was in danger, he had 3 other engines running, and it was virtually a brand new aircraft.

No, not true. It's an amazing story, that A380 could/should easily have crashed, she was in a pretty bad way....losing fuel and losing ability to control the airplane. Reminds me of the UAL DC10 years ago that had an engine failure that cut through so many control surfaces, then did a cartwheel on landing. Only this guy brought this one down....with 400+ pax on board...........in one piece. He deserves a lot of credit.



..everything works out in the end.
User currently offlinefrmrCapCadet From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1732 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11436 times:

I am drawing a blank from Amazon both on the title QF32 and on the author Richard de Crespigny , maybe only in Australia? Usually you can pre-order up to a month before publication.


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25 machnumber : Pilots that that did a good job handling emergencies writing books. That must be the new trend. Is there really that much to tell about this that woul
26 vaus77w : That's odd, I just pre-ordered a Kindle edition of the book from Amazon, searched QF32 and it came straight up.
27 rcair1 : No luck here either - I've searched Amazon every way I can think of. Arrgghh - I just don't read paper books anymore.
28 boeingfixer : From your statement it is obvious that you are completely ignorant of the details surrounding this event. The amount of systems failures and damage t
29 Post contains links mariner : First hit on Amazon for me: http://www.amazon.com/QF32-ebook/dp/...90346&sr=1-2&keywords=de+Crespigny I dunno if the link will work here. mar
30 Post contains images jmw99ttu : Must be blocked for US amazon accounts. The link opened the page, but there was no pricing available, nor option to order. I guess us Yanks will have
31 timpdx : I tried Amazon.au and could not get it to come up, Amazon.uk and our US based plain-jane Amazon.com have turned up nothing for me. The link has no inf
32 Post contains links mariner : I really don't know what the problem is. The Amazon link works fine for me and includes a price and a publication date. Still, here's the publisher's
33 Post contains links GinoDownUnder : The links to Richard's (paper) book are (and working): Web Page: http://qf32.aero/ Ordering On-Line: http://cart.qf32.aero/ All copies from this site
34 ChrisNH : The people who are succeeding with the Amazon link are either in Australia or New Zealand. The links referenced above all have a '.au' suffix. In any
35 tom355uk : Available for preorder on iBooks (in the UK anyway). Release date 24th July, priced at £13.99. Ordered!!
36 ChrisNH : Terrific! Congratulations! I would imagine that all the photos in the printed version come through in the iBooks one? I'll head over to iBooks now! T
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