FOREWORD BY JUSTICE GEORGE W KING AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER MARK LANEGAN
On two previous occasions, Captain Mike Simkins had informed the aviation authorities of lethal safety deficiencies that, if not fully addressed, would ultimately result in tragic consequences. On both occasions, his concerns were ignored. On both occasions, two separate, fatal, air crashes ensued.
Pulling Wings From Butterflies is the true story of his refusal to allow a third when he stood, alone, against the might of a multibillion-dollar airline and aviation establishment when he refused to compromise his passengers and crews safety in the pursuit of corporate greed.
TERCIO DE VARAS Is the first book in the trilogy that begins with the journey from rock drummer, appearing with some of the biggest names in the music industry, to becoming a commander on one of the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft.
It concludes when the veil is pulled back to expose the dark underbelly of the aviation industry, that directly challenges the establishment mantra that ‘safety is our number one priority’.