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Blind spots! If you stare constantly in one direction you tend to fixate on a center point. This can cause you to completely miss something that is in your peripheral vision due to the Troxler Effect. The best approach is to keep your eyes moving. For large areas (such as scanning the sky around you in an airplane), the best approach is to not move your eyes, but to move your head in small steps and stopping briefly to look. This assures that you don't end up saying something "came from nowhere" when in actuality, your mind just made it invisible.

The link is from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, but it applies to just about everything where you need your peripheral vision to work and you might end up fixating on one area.

http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html
What to see Below you see a rotating array of blue crosses and 3 yellow dots. Now fixate on the centre (watch the flashing green spot). Note that the yellow spots disappear once in a while: singly, in...
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Recent Boeing 787 flight. The route looked suspiciously complicated for a test flight. Looking at the flight tracking, it now makes sense!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE236/history/20120209/2100Z/KBFI/KBFI
Boeing Commercial Airplane Group #236 > 09-Feb-2012 > KBFI-KBFI Flight Tracker (BOE236) Flight Tracker (en route flights, arrivals, departures, history) with live maps and aircraft photos
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