Patrick Smith

Airline pilot, air travel columnist and author

Patrick Smith is an active airline pilot, air travel blogger and author. His latest book is Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections.

Patrick's Ask the Pilot column, from which portions of this website have been adapted, ran regularly in the online magazine from 2002 until 2012.

He has appeared on over 200 radio and television outlets, including PBS, Discovery Channel, CNN, the BBC and National Public Radio. His work is regularly cited in print publications worldwide. He was voted one of the "25 Best Bloggers of 2013" by Time magazine.


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