Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the host of He is the author of the new book Cockpit Confidential.

July 24 2013 12:40 PMYou Shouldn’t Worry About Landing Gear MalfunctionsBut you should always fasten your seatbelt low and tight.
July 8 2013 3:03 PMAsiana Airlines Flight 214: A Pilot’s PerspectiveSFO’s runways were not to blame; Korean pilots are not poorly trained; and it’s never OK to grab your carry-on before an emergency exit.
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