Heaven knows that mass marketing, packed planes and technology have taken their toll on the glamour of aviation. But the view from the cockpit still fascinates, and You Tube channel Cockpit View is there to cater to our curiosity. This video shows the scene in a Boeing 747 departing Miami for Paris. At night it’s just darkness, the pilots, rapid-fire communications from ATC, the instruments and the horizon. And that last disappears quite quickly after takeoff! A reminder of that intense attention to detail which makes flying the routine, safe experience we take for granted today.