Listen to this episode of Working with guest Mark Vanhoenacker:
In this special, one-off episode of Working, Slate Editor-in-Chief Julia Turner interviews British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker in the cockpit of a 747 parked at New York’s JFK Airport. He explains how he begins his workday, what it’s like to fly large aircraft, and how his career began with a childhood dream.
Vanhoenacker is a Slate contributor who recently published the book Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot, from which Slate is running excerpts this week. He’s also asking readers to submit pictures taken from the window seats of planes. You can submit a picture and view other submissions at the book's online home.