YIKES!

100 Smart Pilots and the Dumb Things They Did Yet Lived to Tell About ‘Em

By JEFFREY JAMES MADISON

WHY I WROTE THE BOOK…

A lot of people helped me become an airline pilot. I wrote YIKES!… to pay it forward. Every penny from the books sold will go toward buying a Redbird, full-motion flight simulator for a deserving-yet-under-resourced flight school or Civil Air Patrol squadron like those linked below. Just 5,000 books sold equals one Redbird. The book is sold through my non-profit, TheClimate.org, making it tax-free.

ABOUT YIKES!

Hangar flying is a favorite pastime of many pilots. Swapping “fish tales,” judging the takeoffs and landings of other pilots, and sharing each other’s “yikes!” moments while sitting in the comfort and safety of a hangar or an FBO is a time-honored tradition—a way of passing along sage advice from one pilot to the next.

YIKES!… is just that. From the comfort and safety of your favorite armchair, you get to witness these “100 smart pilots and the dumb things they did yet lived to tell about ‘em.” Learn from the wisdom they gained from their own snafus, mishaps and close calls.

The stories in YIKES!… are true, taken from NASA reports—the FAA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System database—where pilots voluntarily and anonymously share their moments of bad judgment with the rest of us. I analyzed their stories in my General Aviation News column, “Human Factors.” The chapters in YIKES!… are curated from my column. YIKES!… is entertaining, educational and inspirational for pilots and non-pilots alike.

PRAISE FOR YIKES!

“I read this book, cover to cover, in one sitting. It spoke to me in a little voice that said, ‘Remember when that was us?’ JJ writes beautifully about the places every professional pilot of enough experience has been. If you want to be prepared before you go there, read this book.”
–Hans Yao, 737 Captain, Southwest Airlines

“I find that your book really contributes to Aeronautical Decision-Making in the most effective way. Thank you for such a thoughtful book!”
–James Aaron Modeste, FAA Part 141 Chief Flight Instructor

“Humanized cautionary tales to the bold who undertake the most daring of pursuits.”
–Eric Jordan, Instrument-Rated Private Pilot

YIKES!

(Digital)

$20.00

YIKES!

(Paperback, autographed)

$30.00

The first of many flight schools and Civil Air Patrol squadrons deserving a Redbird:

Know of a deserving flight school or Civil Air Patrol Squadron? Email me at JJ@yikesthebook.com and share their story with me. Remember to include contact information.

WHY I WROTE THE BOOK…

A lot of people helped me become an airline pilot. I wrote YIKES!… to pay it forward. Every penny from the books sold will go toward buying a Redbird, full-motion flight simulator for a deserving-yet-under-resourced flight school or Civil Air Patrol squadron like those linked below. Just 5,000 books sold equals one Redbird. The book is sold through my non-profit, TheClimate.org, making it tax-free.

ABOUT YIKES!

Hangar flying is a favorite pastime of many pilots. Swapping “fish tales,” judging the takeoffs and landings of other pilots, and sharing each other’s “yikes!” moments while sitting in the comfort and safety of a hangar or an FBO is a time-honored tradition—a way of passing along sage advice from one pilot to the next.

YIKES!… is just that. From the comfort and safety of your favorite armchair, you get to witness these “100 smart pilots and the dumb things they did yet lived to tell about ‘em.” Learn from the wisdom they gained from their own snafus, mishaps and close calls.

The stories in YIKES!… are true, taken from NASA reports—the FAA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System database—where pilots voluntarily and anonymously share their moments of bad judgment with the rest of us. I analyzed their stories in my General Aviation News column, “Human Factors.” The chapters in YIKES!… are curated from my column. YIKES!… is entertaining, educational and inspirational for pilots and non-pilots alike.

PRAISE FOR YIKES!

“I read this book, cover to cover, in one sitting. It spoke to me in a little voice that said, ‘Remember when that was us?’ JJ writes beautifully about the places every professional pilot of enough experience has been. If you want to be prepared before you go there, read this book.”
–Hans Yao, 737 Captain, Southwest Airlines

“I find that your book really contributes to Aeronautical Decision-Making in the most effective way. Thank you for such a thoughtful book!”
–James Aaron Modeste, FAA Part 141 Chief Flight Instructor

“Humanized cautionary tales to the bold who undertake the most daring of pursuits.”
–Eric Jordan, Instrument-Rated Private Pilot

YIKES! (Digital)

$20.00

YIKES! (Paperback, autographed)

$30.00

The first of many flight schools and Civil Air Patrol squadrons deserving a Redbird:

Know of a deserving flight school or Civil Air Patrol Squadron? Email me at JJ@yikesthebook.com and share their story with me. Remember to include contact information.