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Song of the Clouds

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  •  A brief introduction to international commercial air travel  
  •  Overview of different passengers traveling in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America 
  •  Take-off procedures 
  •  Flying over major world cities 
  •  In-flight services including food and entertainment 
  •  Sights you may see as you fly 
  •  ICAO and IATA organizational meetings that make air travel logistically possible 
  •  Ticket exchanges and the behind the scenes systems that make air travel possible 
  •  ICAO safety and international training all over the world 
  •  Weather services and stations on the Atlantic Ocean and all over the world 
  •  Aircraft maintenance and service systems 
  •  Bush pilots providing supplies to remote regions such as Peru 
  •  Schooling and training for air traffic controllers 
  •  Landing procedures 
  •  Passengers disembark planes and conclusions 
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Presented by the Shell Oil Company, this industrial film illustrates how the burgeoning field of air travel has changed how people all over the world interact with one another. Using multiple vignettes featuring passengers’ air travels around the globe, the film shows how international organizations, technology, and governments make air travel possible.