Cockpit Confidential

Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel : Questions, Answers, & Reflections
Smith, Patrick (Kit - 2013)
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Cockpit Confidential

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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 at the men and women who fly them - Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety - The real storyon 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 ofair 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.
Authors: Smith, Patrick, 1966-
Title: Cockpit confidential
everything you need to know about air travel : questions, answers, & reflections
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2013
Characteristics: xv, 303 p. ; 22 cm
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Introduction: The painter's brush
Plane truth : Things about wings and why knots
Elements of unease : Turbulence, windshear, weather, and worry
What goes up... : takeoffs, landings, and the mysterious between
Flying for a living : the awe and odd of a life aloft
En route : life in the cabin
Must come down : disasters, mishaps, and fatuous flights of fancy
The airlines we love to hate
How to speak airline : A glossary for travelers
ISBN: 1402280912
Branch Call Number: HE9776 .S584 2013
Statement of Responsibility: Patrick Smith
Subject Headings: Airlines Miscellanea Aeronautics, Commercial Miscellanea Airplanes Piloting Miscellanea Air travel Miscellanea
Topical Term: Airlines
Aeronautics, Commercial
Air travel
LCCN: 2013001395
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