Last Minute Gift Idea

Just incase you forgot to get that festive season gift for you colleague or distant relative, here’s a last minute gift suggestion you can order online. Entitled, Air Travel Survival: How to survive a plane crash and other flight dangers, the ebook guarantees to be a real page turner! Being the plane geeks that we […]


Just incase you forgot to get that festive season gift for you colleague or distant relative, here’s a last minute gift suggestion you can order online. Entitled, Air Travel Survival: How to survive a plane crash and other flight dangers, the ebook guarantees to be a real page turner!

Being the plane geeks that we are here at Bellyache, we also can’t help but observe that the cover image for the book is a Lockheed L-1011, better known as a Tristar. Perhaps the book was written in the 1970s?

At any rate, it’s also a curious choice because, compared to a similar generation DC-10, the Tristar has a relatively clean safety record with a total of six fatal crashes, none of them involving problems with the aircraft design itself. Not bad for a production of 250 aircraft from 1968 to 1984…but we digress.

Written by Russell Eaton, an “expert in air travel,” the website reassures that “everything in the book has been thoroughly researched and is completely up to date,” well except for the Tristar!

To be perfectly honest, we’re not actually sure this is even a real book! But the website apparently accepts credit cards, so it must be real…right? But then again, so do a number of people oddly connected to former African governments who’s millions of dollars are tied up in Nigerian bank accounts.