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The language of the cockpit is technical, obscure – and irresistibly romantic | Aeon Essays
"I like how different the language of the sky is from everyday English – indeed, we might give it its own name, Aeroese (though it’s also sometimes, and less aspirationally, called Aviation English). Above all, I love how Aeroese can somehow manage, in its technical, obscuring precision, to capture the high romance of flight – an aspect of my job, no matter how much I love it, that in the cockpit we rarely have reason to consider directly." This is a lovely piece of writing.
travel  writing  flight  domainlanguages  aircraft 
august 2017 by infovore

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