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Champlain College "Flight" At Burlington International Airport
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There are two new interactive displays at the Burlington International Airport.  Designed and installed by students at Champlain College the intent is to showcase the city’s growing tech sector.

  When Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, the world watched as authorities searched in vain for the Boeing 777, which was lost during a routine international flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing with 239 people on board.

As the second anniversary approaches, the search for MH370 continues and remains one of the biggest aviation mysteries of all time. CNN’s Aviation Correspondent Richard Quest was one of the leading journalists covering the story, and in his new book, The Vanishing of Flight MH370, he offers a look at one of the decade’s biggest news stories.

In a coincidence, Quest had interviewed one of the two pilots a few weeks before the disappearance. It is here that he begins his chronicle of an international search effort, which despite years of searching and tens of millions of dollars spent, has failed to find the plane.

  The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity—to the realm of the mundane.

Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we—both as pilots and as passengers—are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. Vanhoenacker's book is Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot.

  Two-time Pulitzer winner, New York Times-bestselling author, and master historian David McCullough brings to life two of the most iconic figures in American history in his new book, The Wright Brothers.

Regarded by many in their times as mere “bicycle mechanics,” Wilbur and Orville Wright were in reality self-taught geniuses of truly exceptional capacity of mind, pioneering scientific explorers, and the men who taught the world how to fly.

  In his new book, The Wright Brothers, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot.

Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did?

Falling Upward: How we took to the Air, tells the story of the enigmatic group of men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air- and so discovered a new dimension of human experience.

Why they did it, whether contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet and holy unexpected ways is it unique subject. Richard Holmes joins us.