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The Airport By James Kaplan,

  • Title: The Airport
  • Author: James Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9780688149543
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • As news coverage raises serious questions about aircraft safety and airport security, James Kaplan offers a timely behind the scenes account of John F Kennedy International Airport The Airport Planes, People, Triumphs, and Disasters at John F Kennedy International achieves the impossible it goes inside the sprawling J.F.K to expose the lifeblood of a major metropoliAs news coverage raises serious questions about aircraft safety and airport security, James Kaplan offers a timely behind the scenes account of John F Kennedy International Airport The Airport Planes, People, Triumphs, and Disasters at John F Kennedy International achieves the impossible it goes inside the sprawling J.F.K to expose the lifeblood of a major metropolitan airport Kaplan spoke with many of the key players within Kennedy s city of 44,000 around the clock workers, including administrators, technicians, crime investigators, pilots and skycaps He interviewed people who hold such bizarre posts as Kennedy s notorious Birdman who patrols the runways for laughing seagulls the leader of the Beagle Brigade who uses beagles to track the illegal entry of unwanted materials and one of the airport s medical team who must contend with airport mules, men and women who smuggle drugs by ingesting large quantities of drug packets into their bodies.The Airport assesses the crucial role that deregulation has played in shaping today s airline industry, producing lower fares that allow people to fly, but in a manner that feels progressively inconvenient Kaplan suggests that deregulation may have contributed to dangerous declines in maintenance and safety standards In addition, he examines all the other elements affecting airline safety traffic control, weather, runway maintenance, radar and other sensing equipment, pilot and flight attendant training and disaster crews.In The Airport, James Kaplan presents a panoramic, intimately detailed and highly personal view of the world of flying, and of a fabled airport s inner life, which even the most seasoned travelers never get to see.
    The Airport As news coverage raises serious questions about aircraft safety and airport security James Kaplan offers a timely behind the scenes account of John F Kennedy International Airport The Airport Planes

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    1. Though issued in 1994, meaning the research is approaching 25 years old, The Airport still makes remarkably fresh reading In it, Kaplan delves into all the major systems in and around New York City s JFK International Airport, with side journeys into topics like the safety of air travel and bird control I particularly liked his explanations of the various lighting systems and runway taxiway naming conventions, having often idly wondered what all the different colors and arrows meant It turns out [...]

    2. This is written by the same author of the book I am currently reading, Sinatra, The Chairman by James Kaplan It is the Good, Bad any Ugly of using,operating or working at JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVING NEW YORK CITY ONE chapter came very close to my own life experience of applying for, testing and finally being hired by the FAA to become an Air Traffic Controller I resigned from my current job and had the family packed and ready to move when PATCO called a strike, which was illegal then becau [...]

    3. Surprised this has a 3 star rating Granted, I m an aviation enthusiast and a New Yorker, but I enjoyed the unfettered access to JFK that Kaplan had and I enjoyed his writing style A good read if you re interested in the subject.

    4. Out of date as regards airlines and the aircraft they operate, but an interesting look at the inner workings of various parts of Kennedy airport Doubt anything like this would get written today, with all the security protocols put in place since 9 11.

    5. Its an interesting read because of the way Kaplan writes, however, if you are looking for information about how airports are run for curiosity s sake it is not immensely fulfilling.

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