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That's it, I have my electronic ticket to Thailand! This new escape bubble is becoming concrete. It will be at the end of February! But while I was still surfing the web, I came across this: an animation showing the air traffic on the planet during 24 hours.
I'm not afraid of flying (although... it can happen, read the article I linked below). I'm usually pretty amazed like a kid. I can't believe I'm watching something like this rip off the ground and being in it. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut... that's how much!
Now that I am grown up, I am fascinated by the landscapes that become miniature, the lights of the cities that pierce the earthly darkness, the ocean of clouds on which the sun always shines, the deep blue of the sky full of stars, the chase with the day and the night... Between two films, I feverishly watch the map of the flight, the time zones, the altitude, the speed and the progress of the machine, updated live on the small screen.
My only minor anxiety comes at the final stage of the landing, when the plane is still taxiing down the runway and starts braking. I'm always afraid of the uncontrolled slide.
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 a collision with a small tourist plane on Sunday evening... Well, I won't fly over the American territory, which is full of yellow on the map, and I will take off in the evening when the sky is less crowded over Europe.
But I have a better idea, in one go, of the extent of the air traffic. One day, I will free some time, a lot of time, long months, to accomplish an old dream: to go to Asia by land...