My friend, Brian Warner, referenced the altitude of passenger jets the other day. It was in reference to something else, though what that was I cannot remember. My friend, Brian Warner, is smart. Very smart. His comment (Brian Warner’s) was borderline Rain Man-esque. So here, without further ado, is a scale infographic of the estimated altitude of a 747 (provided by my friend, Brian Warner, May 12th 2010 on the 405 Freeway, Los Angeles, CA) versus the altitude of other common objects found in our skies:
You’re reading that right. My friend, Brian Warner, thinks that when you travel from California to New York you fly approximately 212.77 times higher than the International Space Station. Almost a quarter of the way to the moon.