Patrick Smith

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Pilot; host of website Ask the Pilot and author of Ask the Pilot: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel; former contributor to Salon, the Daily Beast and other online publications

Patrick Smith on KCRW

It’s going to hit more than 120 degrees in Palm Springs and Death Valley today, and 96 degrees in the Valley.

Heat wave: When will it end, why is it grounding planes?

It’s going to hit more than 120 degrees in Palm Springs and Death Valley today, and 96 degrees in the Valley.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There's a new development in the baffling disappearance of  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370  four days after it took off from Kuala Lampur on its way to Beijing.

Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Continues

There's a new development in the baffling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 four days after it took off from Kuala Lampur on its way to Beijing.

from To the Point

Saturday in San Francisco, two passengers were killed and many were injured when an  Asiana Airlines Boeing 777  struck a sea wall at the end of a runway, broke into pieces and caught…

Learning from the 777 Crash at San Francisco Airport

Saturday in San Francisco, two passengers were killed and many were injured when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 struck a sea wall at the end of a runway, broke into pieces and caught…

from To the Point

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