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.
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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."
The Volcanos in Our Backyard
BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION
ON MAR 28, 2014
"Auckland's pretty unique, its the only city in the world build on a volcanic field of it's kind."
In The Volcanos in Our Backyard from PechaKucha Night Auckland Special Edition, Ecologist and photographer Alastair Jamieson speaks on the numerous volcanoes that make up the urban and suburban landscapes of Auckland, as well as how the results of their eruptions have benefited the community over the years.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 25th, 2017.
BY SCOTT ROWLAND
@ VOL 22
ON DEC 12, 2014
Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.
Flying Solo: The Joys of Travelling Alone
BY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
@ VOL 6
ON MAR 18, 2016
"It's not that the world is so small, it's just that we're really big in it."
In Flying Solo: The Joys of Travelling Alone from PechaKucha Night Accident Vol. 6, Liz Williams discusses the importance of traveling and the empowerment and unique experiences that happen when you travel alone. She offers her tried and true advice on being a solo traveler through her time at home and abroad.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 17th, 2017.
Blue Sky West Coast Modern
BY BO HELLIWELL AND KIM SMITH
@ VOL 4
ON JUN 07, 2016
Based in West Vancouver since 1989, Bo Helliwell and Kim Smith from Blue Sky Architecture have built works in the Lower Mainland, the mountains, islands, and valleys of British Columbia, as well as national and international projects. First established in 1975 as Blue Sky Design on Hornby Island, they have evolved a design approach that is humane and works poetically and economically with site, local materials, climate and program.
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.