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airspace boundaries and the north pole

On 25, Feb 2018 | In inspiration | By admin

I met Chris during a flight from Athens to London. Chris told me that he works as a private pilot and I started talked about my PhD research, which led us to an interesting conversation.

Airspace Boundaries

I asked him “When does a radar send a signal from one country to another?”

Chris showed me the radar zone mapping on his iPad. He showed me our aircraft in real time crossing the airspace of Greece.

The airspace boundaries of countries are almost on the borders of the countries.

We also discussed the remote areas – when the radars cannot track the plane’s location. These remote areas are not in Europe, but in the disconnected ocean, in places in Africa and the Middle East. The way the cabin crew and pilots communicate with the air monitor is with the GPS information of the estimated next location and the time they will spend to travel there. The coordination and the speed are precise to avoid any unpleasant air traffic with other aeroplanes that are ahead in time or behind.

Compass and the North Pole

The compass both in the south and north pole points north. The magnetic field of the earth is the same everywhere. Every few thousand years the north and south pole swap its polarity. But this doesn’t happen from one day to another it might take 100 years. We cannot see the change.

He mentioned the compass that points home! maybe electronics can make the compass tinker a bit. This links to the instability of self?

Body transitions – We naturally adjust to change

There is the time that your body and the mind are in transition!

Physiological Reaction to change. For every hour difference between the arrival and the destination, our body needs a day to adapt to the changes on average.

“With the means of communication, there are so many ways to stay connected with your family over distance instant, but it is more than staying connected. The phone is “clinical”, your objects are more thought-provoking.” Chris

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