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Their proposal is an open-source documentary film channel (viewed on a standard passenger seat screen) showing footage cued to views seen from the windows. “Terrain that seems barren and empty comes to life through facts, videos, and maps, helping eliminate the boredom of long flights,” claims the proposal booklet, full of gorgeous stills of oceans, buttes, and street views. The Flyover Channel would bring the traveler “from the the hidden fjords of Norway, to the bluegrass music of Appalachia, to the masala-scented cooking of Southern India.” It would mix original programming with videos submitted, rated, and curated by the public. Final content would be chosen by film professionals.

- via I.D. Magazine