Airline Flight Visualization Shows European Skies Like Never Before

This visually-stunning video shows, for the first time, what the air patterns of planes look like on a typical day, with clear skies (yes, clear skies are rare in Summer here in England!). The footage is a combination of British radar data and flight plans from Europe.

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The whole video builds upon itself, showing some major key highlights, which include the transatlantic routes to the USA and how planes seem to stick to the same, often-curved routes. Aeroplanes are also show in ‘stacked formation’ when flying into major English airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow. Check out some selected screenshots below…

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airline flight visualization showing planes over Atlantic

airline flight visualization showing Europe and UK

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airline flight visualization showing Wales

Heathrow airport form the air

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This data visualization was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the intensity of the operation in Europe – an operation which runs 24x7x365.

NATS and the UK are at the heart of the operation. With Heathrow as the busiest international airport in Europe, and Gatwick as the busiest single runway airport in the world, we play a key role in ensuring air traffic under our control in European airspace is as safe and efficient as it can be // Europe 24 from NATS on Vimeo.

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