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In the twenty-first century, aircraft flight— as soon as a exceptional feat of human ingenuity—has been relegated to the world of the mundane. On this captivating mirrored image on flying, Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a profession within the industry global to pursue his formative years dream of flying, is helping us to reimagine what we—as pilots and as passengers—are in reality doing once we input the sector among departure and discovery. In a continuing fusion of historical past, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, circle of relatives, and physics, Vanhoenacker vaults throughout geographical and cultural limitations; above mountains, oceans, and deserts; thru snow, wind, and rain, renewing a concurrently humbling and nearly superhuman process and reawakening our capability to be surprised.