City in the SkyCity in the Sky

City in the SkyCity in the Sky

Episode 1 | Departure

Learn what it takes to get a million people off the ground-from building the world's biggest passenger plane to controlling the flow of passengers through the busiest airport on the planet to the perils of takeoff in the coldest city on Earth.

 

City in the SkyCity in the Sky

Episode 2 | Airborne

Examine the hidden army that keeps your plane safe, and explore just what it takes to keep the "city in the sky" functioning and safe between take-off and landing. Learn why flying has become safer than ever.

 

City in the SkyCity in the Sky

Episode 3 | Arrival

What goes up must come down-and getting passengers safely back to earth depends on complex global networks and some astonishing technology. Around the world, 100,000 flights a day make touchdown-almost every one safely. Learn what's involved.

At any one time, there are a million people airborne somewhere in the world. That equates to an entire airborne city - a city in the sky. So what does it take to run a ‘city’ at 30,000 feet? In this series, we set off around the world to uncover the invisible global networks and complex logistics that make it all possible.

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