Mark Vanhoenacker
Mark Vanhoenacker

Mark Vanhoenacker is a writer in New York and author of Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot. Follow him on Twitter.

The Eye
July 31 2015 9:22 AMWhat’s That Thing Hanging From Lampposts and Power Lines?
Culturebox
June 18 2015 12:47 PMHow Much Turbulence Is Too Much Turbulence? The Slate staff’s questions about flying answered by British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker. 
Culturebox
June 16 2015 1:58 PMSouls on Board What it’s like to fly strangers across oceans.  
The Eye
May 29 2015 9:03 AMWhy Do Airplane Windows Have Tiny Holes?
The Eye
March 10 2015 9:16 AMWhy Is There an Arrow on My Hotel Room Ceiling?
The Eye
Dec. 18 2014 12:12 PMWhat Do These New York Road Signs’ Odd Markings Mean?
The Eye
Sept. 22 2014 9:12 AMWhat Is This Singaporean Road Sign Trying to Tell Us?
Science
July 2 2014 11:48 PMThe Contradiction at the Heart of Road-TrippingThirteen ways to minimize your nature-loving drive’s cost to nature.
The Eye
May 16 2014 10:15 AMWhat Are Those Piles of Gunk on NYC Subway Platforms?
The Eye
March 4 2014 9:00 AMWhat's That Little Round Hole in the Elevator Door?
Culturebox
Jan. 21 2014 11:52 PMRequiemClassical music in America is dead.
The Eye
Nov. 27 2013 9:00 AMWhat's That Metal Strip Above the Airplane Door?
Brow Beat
Sept. 5 2013 11:10 AMWhat Are Those Circular Things on Car Bumpers?
Brow Beat
Aug. 1 2013 3:18 PMWhat Are Those Long Fences Along the Highway Out West?
Brow Beat
June 20 2013 3:22 PMHere Is the Best U.S. State, According to Science
Culturebox
June 19 2015 9:33 AMAn Ocean of AirThe atmosphere is as substantive and wild as water.
Culturebox
June 17 2015 11:19 AMThe World, Collapsible The most absurd and wonderful perk of piloting.
Culturebox
June 15 2015 6:15 AM“A Place, Not a Conveyance”The design, power, and cockpit foot heaters that make the 747 feel like home to pilots.
The Eye
April 22 2015 10:45 AMWhat Are the Orange Markings on NYC’s Sidewalks and Streets?
The Eye
Feb. 5 2015 10:10 AMWhat Is That Hole in the Tail of an Airplane?
The Eye
Nov. 11 2014 11:16 AMWhat Do These Mexico City Sidewalk Markers Mean?
The Eye
Aug. 18 2014 9:02 AMWhat Does This Beloved Road Sign on the Massachusetts Turnpike Actually Mean?
The Eye
June 20 2014 9:38 AMWhat Are Those Roadside Totems Along the New Jersey Turnpike?
The Eye
April 18 2014 10:30 AMWhat’s That Blue Asterisk on the Elevator Door?
The Eye
Jan. 23 2014 1:47 PMWhy Do Reflective Pavement Markers Come in So Many Colors?
The Eye
Dec. 19 2013 9:00 AMWhat Is a Tree Doing on Top of That Construction Site?
The Eye
Oct. 30 2013 9:30 AMDesigning Safer Utility Poles
Culturebox
Aug. 13 2013 5:15 AMThese Are TakenWhy don’t movie theaters have reserved seating?
Culturebox
June 26 2013 6:15 AMPut a Fork in ItThe American way of using fork and knife is inefficient and inelegant. We need a new way.
Brow Beat
June 19 2013 1:24 PMWhat Are These Cryptic Symbols I Keep Seeing on Doorways?

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