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Cockpit Confidential

Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections
Lu par : Charlie Thurston
Durée : 11 h et 15 min

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Description

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 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

Cockpit 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.

©2013 Patrick Smith (P)2016 Tantor

Critiques

"Smith paints an unflinching portrait of modern air travel with several fresh and unexpected insights." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Andrew R Clay
  • 09/04/2016

A good premise

Like rubbing a cheese grater across a sunburn, in which you gradually extract a few flakes of gold. And resembling more a collection of notes for a book, than an actual polished final product.

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  • Justin York
  • 22/10/2016

Very Interesting

What made the experience of listening to Cockpit Confidential the most enjoyable?

Great insight from a seasoned pro

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It gets a little tedious at times, like when he lists historic events. But many readers will appreciate this.

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  • junlim
  • 03/06/2016

A lot more opinion than information.

More one man's thoughts and perspectives on air travel, rather than lots of juicy and revealing facts and information as the title and blurb suggest.

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  • Rob Buda
  • 01/05/2016

Kudos From one Aviation Professional to Another

I have been in aviation in one capacity or another for over 30 years. While not a pilot, rather I fly a desk, I know quite a bit about this wonderful industry. I purchased this book as I enjoy anything and everything there is to know about airlines and airplanes. The author and narrator truly made this a great read/listen.

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  • VC
  • 08/10/2018

The Entire Picture of Airline Travel

Interesting insight into just about everything dealing with air travel. If you want to increase your knowledge of the 5W's regarding flying and maybe learn to be a better passenger and less of an inconsiderate dick, this is a good read for you.

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  • Humpdee Dumpdee
  • 24/09/2018

Great reference

Thoroughly enjoyable. Must reading for anyone even the least bit curious or has trepidation’s about flying.

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  • Mark Hampson
  • 05/06/2018

For the skeptical flyer!

I fly enough to appreciate that air travel is not always predictable or convenient. I also work for a large tier 1 supplier in the industry and know first hand that there is no industry that takes safety more seriously.
This book gives the listener an insiders view of airplane and airline operations in a very accessible style. The performance is quite engaging and clearly spoken.
For a skeptical non-flyer, I would highly recommend this audio book the for the next 8 hour drive...that you could have flown.

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  • RTG201
  • 01/09/2017

Must Read

Great read for folks interested In commercial aviation. Great Job Patrick. Looking forward to edition #2.

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  • Virginia
  • 15/10/2016

Bored within an hour

I love to travel and hoped to learn some interesting information. The book put me to sleep every time.

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  • DougW
  • 26/07/2016

Informative and Interesting

If you are looking for a high level fly by of the modern air travel industry this is your book. The author walks through everything from aircraft safely to crew career expectations and what causes delays in a great Q&A format. I suspect the format somewhat follows the author's blog.

Narration was excellent.