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A Visual Ode to the Evolution of Aviation


Jul 30, 2014 7:00 am

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It’s easy to forget how new the aviation industry is and how drastically it’s changing the way people live, work and experience their time on earth.

— Samantha Shankman

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A scene from the trailer of "Aviation: The Invisible Highway." Vimeo

Aviation is going through a tough year with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as well as the recent crashes of Air Alergie flight AH5017 and TransAsia Airways flight GE222.

To a much less serious degree, the state of aviation is plagued by complaints and general dissatisfaction with the boarding and flight experience.

In the midst of both catastrophe and confusion, it can be difficult to appreciate the technical innovations that characterize air travel today, and to appreciate the fact that it can convey people around the world in a matter of hours using a a system that almost always safely delivers its passengers to their intended destinations.

It almost seems like perfect timing for a film that looks at and appreciates those innovations.

And that’s what we came across today on Vimeo. The trailer for Aviation: The Invisible Highway, which was uploaded for the first time today, touts the fact that the film promises to deliver “a visual journey about how far we’ve come [in aviation] and how fast we got here.”

The film will be released in 2015 and narrated by Harrison Ford. It was shot across 18 countries and on all seven continents.

Until we know more about the film, #avgeeks and casual flyers alike can enjoy this visual treat.


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