Cockpit Confidential

Cockpit Confidential

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

eBook - 2013
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"I wish I could fold Patrick Smith and put him in my suitcase." -- Stephan Dubner, co-author of FreakonomicsFor 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 the 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...
Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9781402280931
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
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Oct 07, 2014

A good read, and quite informative in a breezy, conversational way. Author-aviator Patrick Smith answers all sorts of questions not normally addressed in books of this genre. (Personally, I love his eye-rolling take on the whole Sully Sullenberger "Miracle On the Hudson hero" thing).
If you like to fly, or like me prefer to stay on the ground and read books about flying, "Cockpit Confidential" is worth a look.

Aug 18, 2013

An amusing and informative look at the world of commercial air travel.


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