'We regulate by counting tombstones' US FEDERAL AVIATION OFFICIAL This book is a thorough and meticulously researched investigation into the important issue of passenger aircraft safety. It concludes that not enough is being done to improve flight safety and that improvements are only made when enough passengers die in a crash to force the issues into the public eye. It is a fallacy to believe that flying is the safest way to travel. The statistics have been spun to present the most favourable picture. In truth, if you plot fatal crashes against the number of journeys taken - ONLY MOTORBIKES TURN OUT MORE RISKY. This is a serious ground-breaking, campaigning book which has caused enormous controversy.