This post is a video which highlights the tremendous growth that the global community has experienced and will continue to experience from modern air travel. I am the first to complain about the TSA and the shoe removal process at airports, but from the aspect of global trade, modern transportation has had and will continue to have a positive impact on human development.
Modern air travel should lead us all to have optimism for our future. The growth and tremendous benefit for humans due to the general access to air travel has occurred in only a little over a hundred years since the first man flight in 1903 by Orville Wright.
What progress has been achieved over the last hundred years, and where will we be in the next one hundred years of innovation? I – for one – am excited to find out.
To get a look at the thousands of aircraft currently flying all over the globe, click on the site below and you can get actual live data on the planes currently in the air or on the runways across the globe.
If you click on any plane, you can determine the flight information for each plane: what airline & flight number and what city it departed from and where the plane is headed. The sheer magnitude of flights is amazing.
Also to watch 24 hours of global air travel condensed into a video that lasts only 1 minute click on the silver button below. The images are taken from satellite data and each yellow dot on the screen is an airplane.
You watch as the sun rises and sets on each continent and see how the developed countries still dominate air travel. But oh how the future of air travel will continue to transform all regions of the global for the benefit of humankind.
Soon the emerging market countries will be experiencing the same air traffic growth as the developed markets of North America and Europe.
When you watch these planes , you are watching the continued advancement of the global communities and global commerce.
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