Offline app teaches passengers about the places they are flying over

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Long flights can often seem impossible to fill, regardless of the huge array of entertainment now provided by most airlines. Now, Flyover Country is taking another tact — encouraging passengers to think about the world they are flying over, rather than distracting them from it. The offline app was created by the University of Minnesota with funding from the National Science Foundation. It provides mid-flight education through route-specific maps and information about the places they are flying over. To use, passengers enter their flight details into the free app. The app curates the relevant interactive geology maps from, fossil…

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