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    Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections (CD-Audio) By (author) Patrick Smith, Narrator David Drummond

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    DescriptionFor millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the Web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know . . . How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety The real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airport The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate "Cockpit Confidential" covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but also the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying.


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    Title
    Cockpit Confidential
    Subtitle
    Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick Smith, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452665382
    ISBN 10: 1452665389
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002000
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57870
    BISAC V2.8: TRA000000
    DC23: 387.7
    Thema V1.0: WGM
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    08 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the creator of the popular Web site www.askthepilot.com. His Ask the Pilot column ran regularly on Salon.com from 2002 until 2012. He has appeared frequently on television and radio, including on PBS, the Discovery Channel, CNN, the BBC, and National Public Radio. David Drummond has been narrating audiobooks for a few years now and hopes one of these days to get it right. He much prefers dead authors and live audiences.
    Review quote
    "Along with the inside scoop on collisions, crashes, and terrorism in air history, Smith paints an unflinching portrait of modern air travel with several fresh and unexpected insights." ---Publishers Weekly