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As a long-time fan of Michael Crichton I was very disappointed with this potboiler which was short on ideas, plot and surprises, and gave the impression that he tossed it off somewhere between sorting his sock drawer and checking his bank account.
I love it when a novel teaches me something about the real world. Airframe is certainly in that category. The narrator is also very good.
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I enjoyed the story, and I liked a lot of the technical detail, but much was quite implausible. No test company or pilot would allow an outside reporter on a functional test flight, nor would a test pilot ever intentionally exceed the design limits of an in-service airplane to duplicate an event thought to have occurred in revenue service.
I think this is is certification stuff--if even that. Pretty contrived in that regard.
Still a fun story. Thanks.
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