Sunday, May 08, 2016

Musings Of A 747 Pilot

Just after sunrise, clouds cast shadows onto the North Atlantic.
(Mark Vanhoenacker)
Mark Vanhoenacker flies 747s for a living and sees the world from a unique perspective. In this post he talks about some of the amazing things he's learned in 15 years of flying.
"A great circle route is the shortest path between two points on a sphere — imagine extending a string between two cities on a desktop globe. In the northern hemisphere, these routes, modified by the wind and other considerations, often take us far closer to the North Pole than most of us are likely to otherwise go (here's a fun great circle mapping tool to play with).".
More here

Vanhoenacker has also written a book called Skyfaring.

Thanks Bruce!

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