Visualizing 24 hours of air traffic in London

What do 3,000 flights look like arriving and departing at the five airports surrounding London over a 24-hour period? This video from NATS, the folks who manage ATC for the UK, is an awesome representation of the air traffic flow.

And just another reminder that I have little desire to work in ATC or in the pointy end of the plane. There’s a whole lot of stuff going on there which I’m quite happy to leave to the professionals; I’m busy in the back enjoying the view.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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