News, Events, and Info For Media

Patrick Smith has appeared on over 300 radio and television outlets, including PBS, Discovery Channel, CNN, the BBC and National Public Radio. He has been cited in print publications worldwide, from People magazine to the New York Times to Le Monde. He was voted one of the “25 Best Bloggers of 2013″ by TIME magazine.

Patrick is available to speak on a wide-range of topics, including:

– aircraft technical issues
– air safety, accident analysis, and fear-of-flying concerns
– airfares, airline culture, and airline service issues
– terrorism and airport security
– pilot training, culture and lifestyle
– airports and airport design
– international travel

PLEASE CONTACT:
PatrickSmith@askthepilot.com

 

    RECENT MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • September 2014: KABC radio Los Angeles Late Night with Peter Tilden
  • September 2014: FOX Business Channel Varney & Company
  • September 2014: CBC-TV Canada
  • September 2014: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • July 2014: KKSF Talk 910 radio San Francisco
  • July 2014: CNN Tonight
  • July 2014: CNN The Lead with Jake Tapper
  • July 2014: CNN Headline News
  • July 2014: Global News Toronto
  • July 2014: CJAD radio Montreal
  • July 2014: KPCC Southern California Public Radio
  • July 2014: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • July 2014: Pubic Radio International “The World”
  • July 2014: Rogers Radio, Canada
  • July 2014: 92.5 Gold FM, Gold Coast, Australia
  • May 2014: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • April 2014: CNN “Piers Morgan Live”
  • March 2014: CNN “Don Lemon Show”
  • March 2014: FOX News “The Kelly File”
  • March 2014: BBC World Service radio
  • March 2014: “America Now Radio” with Andy Dean
  • March 2014: CNN “Piers Morgan Live”
  • March 2014: WNYC Brian Lehrer Show
  • March 2014: WTOP Washington, DC
  • March 2014: National Public Radio “On Point” and “All Things Considered”
  • March 2014: Bloomberg TV
  • March 2014: CBC-TV Canada
  • March 2014: CNN “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer
  • March 2014: CBC Canada radio
  • March 2014: Pubic Radio International “The World”
  • March 2014: Al Jazeera America
  • March 2014: KQED San Francisco
  • March 2014: CNN International “Quest Means Business”
  • March 2014: New England Cable News
  • March 2014: KCRW radio Cincinnati
  • March 2014: Public Radio International “To the Point” show
  • February 2014: Talk 910 Radio, San Franciso
  • February 2014: FOX-25 News, Boston
  • February 2014: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • February 2014: Intel’s Mobile Insights Radio
  • January 2014: Greater Boston WGBH-TV Boston
  • January 2014: WBUR Boston Public Radio
  • January 2014: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • January 2014: KZSB Santa Barbara “Around the World” radio program
  • December 2013: WBOB Jacksonville, Weekend Travel Show
  • December 2013: Metro newspapers
  • November 2013: CNN
  • November 2013: USA Today
  • November 2013: Washington Post
  • November 2013: National Public Radio
  • November 2013: KTRH AM 740 Houston
  • November 2013: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • November 2013: BBC Radio, Birmingham, UK
  • November 2013: KIRO FM radio Seattle
  • November 2013: CBS radio, Los Angeles
  • November 2013: 102.9 FM, Gold Coast, Australia
  • November 2013: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • November 2013: Iowa Public Radio
  • October 2013: CNN.com
  • October 2013: The Guardian.com
  • October 2013: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • October 2013: Talk Radio Europe
  • October 2013: Al Jazerra America
  • October 2013: Boston Public Library speaking event
  • October 2013: WGN radio Chicago
  • September 2013: Talk Radio Europe
  • September 2013: KISM radio Seattle
  • September 2013: TravelChannel.com
  • September 2013: Parade Magazine
  • September 2013: New York Times “Pogue’s Post” blog
  • August 2013: Ventura County Star
  • August 2013: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • August 2013: Patrick Smith included in Time magazine’s “25 Best Bloggers of 2013″ list
  • August 2013: Colm Hayes Show RTE2 FM, Ireland
  • August 2013: KPAM Portland, Oregon
  • July 2013: New York Times
  • July 2013: CNN’s Quest Means Business
  • July 2013: Quoted in Associated Press story
  • July 2013: Talk 910 FM, San Francisco
  • July 2013: KIRO Seattle
  • July 2013: KNX radio Los Angeles
  • July 2013: CBC News Canada
  • July 2013: Newstalk 1010 Toronto
  • July 2013: National Geographic.com
  • June 2013: Interview with Budget Travel magazine
  • June 2013: Greater Boston WGBH-TV Boston
  • June 2013: The Mike Pintek Show KDKA Pittsburgh
  • June 2013: Travels With Rick Steves radio program
  • May 2013: The Moncrieff Show, Newstalk Ireland
  • May 2013: The Jim Bohannon Show
  • May 2013: WFLA radio, Tampa
  • May 2013: NBC News.com
  • May 2013: CBC Radio, Canada
  • May 2013: Fox & Friends
  • May 2013: KGO radio, San Francisco
  • March 2013: WBAL radio, Baltimore
  • March 2013: KUOW National Public Radio, Seattle
  • March 2013: Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com
  • March 2013: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • March 2013: Martha Stewart Living magazine
  • February 2013: New York Times.com
  • January 2013: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • January 2013: KPCC Southern California Public Radio
  • January 2013: WBZ-TV Boston
  • December 2012: National Public Radio
  • November 2012: BBC radio
  • November 2012: KCRW radio Los Angeles To the Point program
  • November 2012: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • October 2012: Washington Post
  • September 2012: KGO radio San Francisco
  • September 2012: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • July 2012: MSNBC.COM
  • July 2012: KGO radio San Francisco
  • May 2012: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • February 2012: National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation
  • February 2012: Boston Globe Travel Show
  • February 2012: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • December 2011: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • December 2011: WILL Illinois Public Radio
  • November 2011: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • November 2011: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • September 2011: USA Today
  • September 2011: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • September 2011: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • August 2011: KGO, radio San Francisco
  • August 2011: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • August 2011: Quoted in Associated Press story
  • July 2011: Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • June 2011: WSOC TV, Charlotte, NC
  • June 2011: Martha Stewart Living radio program
  • June 2011: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • May 2011: Interview with CheapFlights.com
  • May 2011: New Hampshire Public Radio
  • April 2011: MSNBC.com
  • April 2011: WILL Illinois Public Radio
  • April 2011: KGO Radio, San Francisco
  • April 2011: New England Cable News
  • March 2011: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • February 2011: Jezebel magazine
  • February 2011: Patt Morrison Show on KPCC Southern California Public Radio
  • January 2011: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • January 2011: Quoted in Yahoo News (Associated Press story)
  • January 2011: WGN radio Chicago
  • December 2010: KGO radio, San Francisco
  • November 2010: Anderson Cooper’s AC 360 on CNN
  • November 2010: MSNBC Countdown with Keith Olbermann
  • November 2010: New York Times
  • November 2010: WBAL Baltimore; KPBS San Diego; KOA Denver; WGBH Boston
  • November 2010: Live interview with CNN
  • November 2010: BBC World radio interview
  • November 2010: The Atlantic magazine
  • November 2010: KUOW Seattle Public Radio
  • November 2010: KGO Radio, San Francisco
  • November 2010: CBC Canada television interview
  • November 2010: Quoted in Associated Press story
  • October 2010: WGSO 990AM, New Orleans
  • Octotber 2010: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio travel show
  • September 2010: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • September 2010: Interview for upcoming Woman’s Day magazine feature
  • September 2010: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio show
  • September 2010: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio travel show
  • August 2010: KUOW Public Radio, Seattle
  • August 2010: Op-ed published in the New York Daily News
  • August 2010: The Leonard Lopate Show WNYC public radio, New York City
  • August 2010: quoted in The Boston Globe
  • July 2010: Seattle Times
  • July 2010: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio travel show
  • July 2010: KUOW public radio, Seattle
  • June 2010: Readers Digest magazine
  • June 2010: New England Cable News
  • June 2010: Slate magazine
  • June 2010: Real Simple magazine interview
  • May 2010:Women’s Health magazine
  • May 2010: KPCC Southern California Public Radio
  • May 2010: KGO radio, San Francisco
  • May 2010: Business Week magazine, and New York Times online air travel forum
  • April 2010: Several appearances discussing the volcanic ash cloud over Europe, including BBC, National Public Radio nd CBC-TV Canada
  • March 2010: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • March 2010: New England Cable News
  • March 2010: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • January 2010: Public television’s WorldFocus, Canada’s CBC radio, and WGBH Boston’s Greater Boston program
  • January 2010: Baltimore’s WBAL radio, Los Angeles public radio, and Peter Greenberg Worldwide
  • December 2009: Patrick joined acclaimed journalist William Langewiesche on WHYY’s Radio Times, carried nationwide by NPR
  • October 2009: WNYC, WBAL Baltmore, and WGBH-TV Boston.
  • September 2009: Interview with travel guru Rudy Maxa on KFWB Los Angeles
  • September 2009: National Public Radio’s Morning Edition
  • June 2009: CNN, The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionUSA Today
  • June 2009: Boston’s WBZ-4 TV news
  • June 2009: KCRW California public radio To the Point program
  • June 2009: CNN, the BBC, Baltimore’s WBAL, and Minnesota Public Radio
  • June 2009: Brazilian newspaper Correio Braziliense, Italian paper La Stampa and Argentina’s La Nacion
  • Switzerland’s Basler Zeitung, Hungary’s HVG and the UK’s Independent.
  • June 2009: KUOW, Puget Sound Public Radio
  • May 2009: Appearances on CNN and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Interviews with the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and Business Week.
  • May 2009: BBC television segment and online news story
  • May 2009: WBAL Baltimore’s Ron Smith Show, and Buffalo’s WEDG-FM Shredd and Ragan Show
  • March 2009: Patrick’s thoughts on the FedEx freighter crash quoted by the Associated Press and other news sources
  • March 2009: Interviewed about the crash of US Airways flight 1549 by ABC News, Time magazine, Bloomberg News, Italy’s La Reppublica and more than 20 radio stations in the US and Canada
  • March 2009: Fifth appearance on the Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio show
  • Februrary 2009: 20th appearance WBAL’s Ron Smith Show in Baltimore
  • January 2009: Interviewed by Men’s Journal magazine for an upcoming piece on airline simulator training
  • November 2008: BBC radio’s Up All Night program
  • November 2008: Viewpoint, nationally syndicated radio program
  • November 2008: Interviewed for a National Geographic Channel documentary on conspiracy theories surrounding the September 11th attacks
  • August 2008: Aksam Daily, newspaper, Turkey
  • July 2008: Patrick’s June 14th op-ed in the Washington Post chosen as one of the week’s best opinion pieces by The Week,
  • June 2008: San Diego public radio KPBS’s These Days program
  • June 2008: Op-ed “Don’t Hate the Airlines” published in the Washington Post
  • May 2008: WGBH’s Greater Boston program with host Emily Rooney
  • April 2008: New York Times op-ed discussing aircraft groundings and maintenance scandals
  • April 2008: National Public Radio’s All Things Considered
  • February 2008: ASK THE PILOT receives a surprise endorsement by actress Thandie Newton during a TV talk-show interview
  • January 2008: Interviewed by eight Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio affiliates to discuss an incident aboard an Air Canada jet
  • December 2007: New York Times “Jet Lagged” air travel blog.
  • The Week media review magazine voted Patrick’s December 16th Salon installment its favorite column of the week.
  • November 2007: National Public Radio’s Day to Day program
  • October 2007: CBC Canada’s morning radio show The Current
  • October 2007: New York Times’ Freakonomics blog
  • September 2007: E! Network documentary about celebrities who’ve survived airplane accidents
  • September 2007: WYNC’s Brian Lehrer Show in New York City
  • July 2007: New Zealand Listener, a weekly news and entertainment magazine
  • July 2007: Washington Post Radio
  • June 2006: The story of Patrick’s visit to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was published by the Sunday Times of South Africa
  • October 2006: “Don’t Fence the Sky” op-ed published in The New York Times
  • August 2006: “Air Safety, a State of Mind” op-ed published by The Boston Globe and reprinted in the International Herald Tribune
  • August 2006: “Flying in the Face of Fear” op-ed published in the Glasgow Sunday Herald
  • January 2006: Patrick Smith was recognized in the Boston Globe Magazineas one of its 2005 “Best of the New”
  • March 2005: Travel with Rick Steves radio program
  • September 2004: Gawker magazine

 

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