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That's it, I have my e-ticket for Thailand! This new bubble of escape becomes concrete. It will be late February! But while continuing to walk on the web, I came across this: An animation showing air traffic on the planet for 24 hours.
I'm not afraid by plane. Usually, I am rather amazed as a kid. I can not believe to see something like that pulling off the ground and being in it. When I was little, I wanted to become an astronaut ... that's saying!
Now that I'm grown up, I'm fascinated by landscapes that become miniature, the lights of the cities that pierce the earth's darkness, the ocean of clouds on which the sun always shines, the deep blue of the sky full of stars, the chase with day and night ... Between two films, I watch with feverish flight map, time zones, altitude, speed and progress of the machine, updated live on the small screen.
My only anxiety came in the final phase of the landing, when the plane still rolls on the track and began to brake. I'm always afraid of the uncontrolled slip.
Nevertheless, this small animated map full of yellow, made by engineers of the University ZHAW in Switzerland, left me pensive. I know that the scale of the map and the simulation of 24 hours in 72 seconds distorts the thing. But hey, even the Falcon 900 of our Prime Minister narrowly avoided, Sunday evening, the collision with a small plane of tourism ... Bah! I will not fly over the American territory full of yellow on the map and I will take off in the evening when the sky will be less crowded over Europe.
But I imagine better, at a stroke of one, the scale of the air traffic. One day, I will release time, a lot of time, long months, to fulfill an old dream: to go to Asia by land.