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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

Turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Patrick Smith sheds light on the phenomena and how pilots handle turbulence in flight.
by Patrick Smith
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US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, New York, USA on 15 January 2009. (Photo by Greg L via wikimedia, CC-BY)

The Heroics of Captain Sully and the “Miracle on the Hudson”

As the public understands it, Sully saved 155 lives through nerves of steel and superhuman flying skills. The truth isn’t quite so romantic.
by Patrick Smith
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The Media’s Airplane Problem

When it comes to airplanes and pilots, mainstream journalism, like Hollywood, usually gets it wrong. Movies we can forgive. The press, however, we hold to a much higher standard.
by Patrick Smith
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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part Two)

Why can’t TSA exhibit common sense now and then? If we’re to believe that TSA screeners are well-trained professionals, why can't they handle an occasional judgment call?
by Patrick Smith
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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.
by Patrick Smith
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