Windows on the World
Flying is one of the most unnatural, extra-ordinary, ordinary experiences of modern life. When we climb to 30,000 feet, our perspective becomes that of a deity, with the rules of time and space altered as we rush over the earth. What connects the ordinary and the extraordinary is a powerful trust in the human capacity to take us beyond the mundane. The plane becomes a temple of humanism, where we put faith in all that get us and keeps us up in the air – engineers, pilots, researchers, air traffic controllers – a web of people, underwritten by collective knowledge, keeping us alive, together.