James Pharaoh tells us about the joys of real flight and flight simulation and being inspired by the loss of a loved one.
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Insights from a Higher Perspective
Whereas most people became weary of airplanes after September 11th, Bill Fox decided to take up his childhood dream of flying. He became a pilot and then flew over a volcano. While flying over the volcano he learned that living life to the fullest is a lot like being a volcano.
Pilot Mark Cook really enjoys his job. Despite the difficulties that bad weather can bring, nothing compares to flying at 200 miles per hour and getting to see the sunset up close. In his own words, "aviation is where I live, and life is just a place where I spend time between flights."
I Don't Believe in God But He Does Design Well
BY SANDRA DARTNELL
@ VOL 3
ON NOV 06, 2014
Sandra Dartnell helps people buy great design, so she is hyper-aware of what does and doesn't work. Her curiousity for and appreciation of design work led her to notice and explore the great design behind the Christian Alpha courses, despite not being a Christian herself.
BY DEE WAGNER
@ VOL 28
ON FEB 21, 2016
Dee Wagner joins us to discuss mindful play and how it may be used in place of the third reaction style that follows the two known reactions "fight" & "flight"... The third is "shutdown" and is a reposnse when neither 'fight' not 'flight' are an option... Mindful play has its roots in the polyvagal theory and Dee walks us through responses, the nexus of her mindful play approach, and peppers it all with her own personal story.
Final Boarding Call
BY JEANETTE PLOURDE
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 27, 2016
"In the in-between land of the airport, what spaces of possibility, defeat, and mystery do we cross as we try to reach our final destination?"
Brooklyn transplant, Jeanette Plourde, creates physically-driven, experimental theatre pieces that explore the places where one art form intersects with another. Part dramatist, and part dancer, Plourde challenges the distinctions between language, movement, and theatre.
Jeanette presented her 400 seconds entitled "Final Boarding Call" at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. I
Have a safe flight!
BY CSILLA SZABO
@ VOL 34
ON JAN 30, 2018
We fly more often than before but seldom think about the people who actually make it possible for us, besides the pilots and stewardesses. Air traffic controllers are behind the scenes; their role is crucial for our family visits, business trips or dream holidays.
Csilla Szabó started working with air traffic controllers over a year ago and is fascinated by their work. In this presentation, she takes us into the world of air traffic controllers and tells us what she has learned from them.