Monday, September 11, 2017


I found this on Twitter yesterday. It's purportedly an FAA graphic tracking planes that were in the air at some point during Irma's landfall. Whether or not it's real, the stark absence of planes over Florida is fascinating to contemplate in the context of the immense impact a hurricane or other disaster can have on all aspects of the human experience. And it's a sobering microcosmic reminder of the absolute silence in the skies while all planes were grounded in the days after the 9/11 attacks.

1 comment:

Cedric said...

or when that person set fire to the chicago airport basement.