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Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections - Patrick Smith
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 the fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know...•How planes fly, and a revealing look... show more
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 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 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 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.The ideal book for frequent flyers, nervous passengers, and global travelers.Refreshed and vastly expanding from the original Ask the Pilot, with approximately 75 percent new material.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781402280917 (1402280912)
ASIN: 1402280912
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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3.0 Cockpit Confidential / Patrick Smith
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 the fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know... I heard the author of this book inter...
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I have been reading Patrick Smith's blog on Salon for several years. He's a professional airline pilot and always brings sense and rational thinking to the often hyperbolic world that is so prevalent in a society that prefers the fearful over understanding. I was hooked from the start, especially b...
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