Cockpit Confidential

Cockpit Confidential : Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

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For 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 themStraight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safetyThe real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airportThe myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automationTerrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at securityAirfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer serviceThe colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hateCockpit 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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  • CD-Audio
  • 136 x 192 x 16mm | 100g
  • Tantor Media, Inc
  • Old Saybrook, CTUnited States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1452665389
  • 9781452665382
  • 686,824

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"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

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About Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the creator of the popular Web site His Ask the Pilot column ran regularly on 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.

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