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Anyone Read "Ask The Pilot"?  
User currently offlineZOTAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1881 times:

I have been reading Patrick Smith's column on Salon.com for a while now and Im wondering if anyone else reads it? Hes an excellent writer, and the columns are always great. You have to pay to be a member but if you watch a short video you can get full access for a little bit. Its under the technology section.

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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1866 times:

I read them a few months ago and they were interesting. I'll have to try that short video you mentioned to get access.

Nick


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Yes, I read it regularly and can only recommend it. Patrick Smith routinely uses airliners.net photos for illustration (fully credited, of course), so I wouldn´t be entirely surprised if he held an a.net membership as well...  Wink

Salon.com often has other interesting articles, too. And getting a "Day Pass" for 24-hour-access is quick and easy.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8685 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

IIRC, he got a mighty bit flamed after he wrote about the stupidity of that Women's Wallstreet Journal writer who freaked out when she had to endure a flight with several Arab men and their McD's/BK/whatever bags aboard. I sent him some positive feedback via e-mail and got a very friendly "thanks a lot" response, quite a decent man.


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

There's a similar weekly article in USA Today called "Ask the Captain". Appears every Tuesday I believe. It's with Capt. Meryl Getline, who flies 772 for UA. She wrote a book (surprise) about her flying experiences and how she got to where she's at now, and has her own website (surprise) with pics. and other info.

User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Smith tore into her once, too. I forget exactly why. Check out his archived columns on Salon.com


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User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Yes I do read them on a regular basis.

User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 4):
There's a similar weekly article in USA Today called "Ask the Captain". Appears every Tuesday I believe. It's with Capt. Meryl Getline, who flies 772 for UA. She wrote a book (surprise) about her flying experiences and how she got to where she's at now, and has her own website (surprise) with pics. and other info.

yes, I read that also. Capt. Getline is my UA Idol! lol. I just finished reading her book a few days ago and have actually sent her a few emails before and have gotten responces.  Smile


User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1653 times:

I recommend Patrick Smith's book of the same name.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8893 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

I'm in the process of reading his book right now...so far, it's a very good read.

Jeff


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

i think Patrick Smith is an a-net member. He emailed me after i wrote the PEOPLExpress article for this website and told me about his book and stuff. I haven't read it yet, or his article. I think i tried to access it on salon.com but it said you needed to pay to read it (membership) so i haven't read it.


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Planespotting: I think i tried to access it on salon.com but it said you needed to pay to read it (membership) so i haven't read it.

You don´t need to become a member; Getting a "day pass" by watching an ad is sufficient to have full access to the site for a day.


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