I found this on a website years ago, and I recently unearthed it again. Just a fine example of Mage thinking. This is quoted complete below for your enjoyment.
How does a Jumbo Jet Fly?
By Damian Lund
Order of Hermes: The Preflight Checklist Ritual must be chanted, the correct Symbols must be indicated by Gesture, and the correct Numerological Readings must be made, and the Multiple Mandallas must be spun.
Akashic Brotherhood: By means of meditative ritual and the spinning of prayer wheels the correct mental attitude must be maintained by the pilots.
Verbena: The burning sacrifice of the blood of the Earth which is the refined essence of Ancient Creatures, combined with the Sympathetic depiction of a Symbolised bird-shape.
Celestial Chorus: The One is Merciful. (How many passengers and crew offer up prayers at take-off? More than might admit it.)
Dreamspeakers: It is carried aloft by the great howling Technobane spirits beneath it's wings. The Spirits of the air are fooled by it's disguise of a great bird.
Son of Ether: Of course everyone knows how a turbojet works, but most don't realise the gravity-nullifying effect of multiple spinning objects, which would be significant in a jet that size. I'm working on one now which would have the same effect when spun by magnetic fields. Now if only I can come up with a material strong enough to withstand 5.3 x 10E7 rpm...
Hollow One: Who cares? They just do.
Virtual Adepts: the wings and motors of course, but the complex patterns in space formed by the internal circuitry and software can allow it to manifest in cyberspace too.
Cult of Ecstasy: The pilot's high on caffeine, the engineer is high on avgas fumes, the attendants are high on dope, and the passengers are high on alcohol. Who needs wings?
Euthanatos: The Entropy of the device is decreased temporarily at the cost of more rapidly increasing Universal Entropy. This is an unstable situation. However sometimes it stabilises unexpectedly, sending another three hundred souls one step closer to Ascension.
(This is a humourous excersize in understanding how each Mage Tradition thinks. Any further suggestions or examples would be welcome.)