Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith

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

Transport
July 24 2013 12:40 PMYou Shouldn’t Worry About Landing Gear MalfunctionsBut you should always fasten your seatbelt low and tight.
Transport
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.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.