by Mark Albert
Courtesy: PBS/City in the Sky
A series on PBS called City in the Sky grants viewers a behind-the-scenes, all-access pass at the global aviation system – with an extraordinary inside look at the world’s busiest airport, an air traffic control center, a medical center that remotely assists flight crews in the air, a massive catering operation, the cavernous baggage facility without a single baggage handler in sight, and even the animal cargo operation (yes, even horses have assigned seating; can you guess which breed gets to ride up front?).
If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, ever stared up into the sky as one passed overhead, or imagined yourself as a pilot, this series will fascinate you. Even as someone who’s flown more than a million miles, it captivated me.
It is, without a doubt, one of the best series on PBS I have ever watched (no offense, Ken Burns!).
Watch the official trailer here: