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The Continuing Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

People keep asking “how can a plane simply disappear?” It’s an idea that doesn’t seem to compute in an age of instant and total connectivity.
by Patrick Smith
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TIMELINE: The Golden Age of Air Crimes

Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ...
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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Patrick Smith's traveling bag of gizmos and gadgets. (Photo by Patrick Smith)

Lost Inside the Pilot’s Gadget Bag

All those gadgets, chargers, adapters and cords are supposed to make my life easier. I'm not so sure.
by Patrick Smith
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COMMENTARY: Have Pillow, Will Travel (As Long As You’re a Girl)

Let’s talk for a minute about pillows. I’m vexed and perplexed by the widespread phenomenon of teenage girls carrying giant fluffy pillows onto airplanes.
by Patrick Smith
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