Thursday, December 31, 2015

That was the year that was ... in air travel (78,732 miles) #2015inReview #UDC793

2015 was a record year for flying/travel  (78,732 miles), surpassing 2014 (with 70,146); here are some other recent years for to see what those looked like: 2013, 20122011, 20102009

You can look at the Google map version here, or embedded below. And here's the total view of the year's stats from OpenFlights.

Airports   25
Carriers    7
Countries  11
Vehicles   17

Total flown      78,732 mi
Around the world 3,16x
To the Moon      0.330x
To Mars          0.0023x

Journey records
Longest: DAR-ZHR   4,192 mi, 8:55
Shortest: DCA-LGA    214 mi, 01:20
Average:            1640 mi, 03:56

Airport records
Northernmost AMS (52.31°N 4.76°E)
Southernmost TNR (18.8°S 47.48°E)
Westernmost SFO (37.62°N 122.37°W)
Easternmost TNR (18.8°S 47.48°E)

48 segments
78732 miles
7 days 21:30

Ronald Reagan Washin (DCA) 20
Washington Dulles In (IAD) 16
San Francisco Intl (SFO) 6
Chicago Ohare Intl (ORD) 6
Frankfurt Main (FRA)        4
La Guardia (LGA)            4
Jomo Kenyatta Intern (NBO) 4
General Edward Lawre (BOS) 2
Schiphol (AMS)              2
Seattle Tacoma Intl (SEA) 2
Indianapolis Intl (IND)     2
Kotoka Intl (ACC)           2
Phoenix Sky Harbor I (PHX) 2
Lambert St Louis Int (STL) 2
Brussels Natl (BRU)         2
Kigali Intl (KGL)           2
Ivato (TNR)                 2
Mwalimu Julius K Nye (DAR) 2
Zurich (ZRH)                2
Licenciado Benito Ju (MEX) 2
Palm Beach Intl (PBI)       2
Denver Intl (DEN)           2 
Bradley Intl (BDL)          2
Louis Armstrong New (MSY) 2
George Bush Intercon (IAH) 2

United Airlines 26
US Airways 9
American Airlines 4
Brussels Airlines 3
Lufthansa 2
Kenya Airways 2
Swiss Int. Air Lines 2

Airbus A319 8
Airbus A320 8
Embraer 190 5
Embraer 175 4
Boeing 737-800 3
Boeing 767-300 3
Airbus A330-300 3
Airbus A330-200 3
Boeing 737-900 2
Embraer 170 2
Boeing 777-200 2
Canadair RJ 700 1
Airbus A340-300 1
Canadair Regional Jet 1
Embraer RJ145 1
Boeing 737 1

This was the year that was ... in 2015 Dodo Avatars! #Dodo #2015inReview

American 595: PHX to DCA

Gate A27

This was the year that was ... reading during 2015 #2015Books #2015inReview

2015.05.26-DSC01399aI started off the year by finishing Under the Volcano, and then at the end of the year, took another trip to Mexico City!

Overall, there were a number of travel focused books with my trips to Amsterdam, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, New England, and New Orleans.

The main theme of the year was recapping the works of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and, because of my Africa trip, filled in with a little bit of Hemingway.

Also had a number of books and reports for work, and as a busman's holiday, read the fascinating story of Paul Otlet.

Closed out the year with the brilliant, On Photography, by Susan Sontag.

The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (Penguin Classics)
Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible
Arthur Rimbaud - ILLUMINATIONS:A Bilingual Edition
Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination
The Beautiful and Damned (Illustrated)
NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Museum Edition
A Scanner Darkly
The River Between
Poems by Emily Dickinson
Happy Valley: The Story of the English in Kenya
Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass
Bill Bryson's African Diary
A Tourist In Africa
Green Hills of Africa
One Day I Will Write About This Place
Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures
Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance
Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet, #2)
The Great Gatsby
The Man in the High Castle
New Orleans Sketches
NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition
The Future of Library Resource Discovery
Tender Is the Night
Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality
IMLS Focus Summary Report: National Digital Platform for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
The Love of the Last Tycoon
Save Me the Waltz: A Novel
On Photography