Tri Con Airlines has nine thousand pilots and they need more. When Tri Con hires eight new pilots and assigns them to a pilot class, they find the ground school and flight simulator challenge more than expected. The class is a mix of former military pilots and civilians with varying experience, including a former female flight attendant. Who can survive The Pilot Class and meet the challenge of flying the line as a Tri Con first officer. Personal relationships, a married flight attendant with an abusive husband, a major airline accident, and the federal government are all obstacles that stand in the way of The Pilot Class.
America’s security may depend on a young flight instructor from rural south Texas. Kyle Bennett’s charter flight disappears without a trace, along with a female student and the charter passenger. The mysterious disappearance cannot be solved despite the best efforts of the Civil Air Patrol, the Coast Guard and the FAA.
An independent aviation consultant is hired to assist and her investigation merges with that of the DEA and Tri Con Airline’s security department, who are battling the flow of drugs into the US from Mexico. When a Tri Con captain, Bud Gibson, and one of the airline’s mechanics, Matt Pierce, go missing, it’s suspected that more than drug smuggling is involved.
A conspiracy to complete the 9-11 attack is underway and the terrorist are sure that they can defeat all of America’s security measures. Only Kyle, Bud and Matt stand in their way.
Equal Time Point
“There has never been an open ocean ditching by an air carrier aircraft.” These are the words that haunt Captain Charlie Wells when he realizes that his jumbo jet has a problem over the Atlantic. As the flight approaches the Equal Time Point, and is the most distant from land, Captain Wells and his crew of pilots and flight attendants struggle to avoid making history. A small U.S. Navy ship may be the only hope for the two hundred and eight souls on board if the worst case scenario occurs. None of the passengers or crew could know that a disgruntled airline mechanic has sentenced them to a night of terror. Airline personnel, the FAA and the FBI try to solve the mystery of Tri Con Flight Eleven.
Ride along in the cockpit with the pilots and walk the cabin aisles with the flight attendants as their routine international flight becomes a nightmare that will require all their training to survive. After reading Equal Time Point, frequent flyers and first time passengers alike, will find themselves studying the emergency procedure card in the seatback before their next flight.
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