City in the Sky

How Pilots Find Their Way in the Sky

Clip: Episode 2 | 2m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

We join senior Lufthansa pilot, Captain Joachim Schwarzenberg in the cockpit to learn the secrets of navigating a massive jet through the night sky. It all relies upon a hidden system of virtual ‘waypoints’ that let pilots follow a trail of breadcrumbs through the air.

Aired: 02/15/17

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning