Airlines have been criticized for flying over Ukraine — now they're being criticized for halting flights to Israel. Who decides where it's safe to fly? Pilot Patrick Smith says it's a multi-layered process.
For seven days, a Malaysia Airlines jetliner has been missing and the news story has evolved into a media mystery spectacle. Patrick Smith, a pilot and the author of Cockpit Confidential is unimpressed with the demand for fast, easy answers.
New information released Monday said that the pilots of Northwest Airlines Flight 188, who overshot their landing strip in Minneapolis by 150 miles before turning around and landing safely, were using their personal laptops with their headphones off.
The United States, France and the European Union are calling on the military government in the West African nation of Guinea to step down. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on the mood in Guinea from Patrick Smith, editor of Africa Confidential.
The news that a flock of geese may have caused the U.S. Airways jetliner crash has a lot of people wondering just how worried they should be about so-called 'bird strikes.' Guest: Patrick Smith, pilot and author of Salon.com's Ask the Pilot.
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