Sunday, July 15, 2012

The plane that ate Pennsylvania

At altitude
Somewhere near Pittsburgh
January 2011

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I often wonder what we did in the pre-historic era when we flew without moving maps, in-flight Internet and all the other touchstones of a connected planet. I'm guessing we read books, looked out the window or, horrors, spoke to each other.

I'm as much a fan of the moving map as anyone else, but I've got to admit the graphics on some of them are a little funny-looking. Is the 737-700 really this large? I swear at one point it looked like it could darken most of the eastern seaboard with its shadow.

I know, I'm being silly. But keep in mind this was the flight when I had to deal with this idiot. So I hope you'll forgive me for indulging a little in the seatback technology.

Your turn: How do you pass the time when you fly?


Lisa Shafer said...

Great. Now you've got me humming "The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati."

Kalei's Best Friend said...

You mean the plane is NOT that size?? and here I thought the tracking route of the plane was the smoke coming out the end of the plane! (lol)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If it had to make an emergency landing, it'd have to be in the Atlantic.