Cockpit Confidential

Cockpit Confidential

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

Book - 2013
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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
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2013
Branch Call Number: 387.7 S PBK
Characteristics: xv, 303 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781402280917


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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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