In love with a birds eye view of the world...

There's some song that says pilots are in love with the sky, but it's nice to hear from one of them that it's true: Mark Vanhoenacker is one such pilot, he's just had a piece published in the New York Times where he's reminding us of the pleasures of being a passenger in the window seat.  To go with his article are some lovely photos of window seat views, and a competition asking you to send in some of your own.

Mark's favourite city to come into is London: “Prevailing winds and Heathrow’s location west of central London mean that arriving passengers are usually granted soaring views of the “mighty imperial city,” a Churchillian turn that makes perfect sense from 5,000 feet. Day or night, follow the trace of the Thames and you’ll spot every iconic landmark: Tower Bridge, St Paul’s, the Tate Modern, the Eye, Big Ben. The river’s mostly east-west course is a good way for visitors and residents alike to orient themselves (hence the outcry when it was briefly deleted from the Tube map).”

What a good thought to start this afternoons travel day dream off with...

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