Filmmaker Mark Malkoff is ridding himself of his fear of flight. On June 1 he boarded a plan from New York to Atlanta. He plans to stop flying on June 30. Markoff is updating his blog and other social networks as he travels.
Markoff plans to spend 30 days on AirTran flights. With wireless Internet service he is able to record his thoughts on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and his blog.
A recent blog update on his Twitter page says:
I feel clean! Oh, so clean! Thanks to the Flint fire dept. for hosing me down on the tarmac. Amazing photos to come soon.
Other than running down one tarmac to another to switch planes Malkoff is staying on the same plane as much as is possible. He wife is flying with him on weekends.
At night when the plane has parked he sleeps alone on board.
He is taking from five to a dozen flights a day and admits his fear is getting easier to cope with.
Markoff is a former audience coordinator for "The Colbert Report." He has also lived in an IKEA for a week which was documented in "Mark Lives in IKEA."