You know how many aircraft ply European airspace on any given day of summer?
What are the main points of departure and arrival of these 30.000 aircraft?
The importance of communication and trade between countries can be glimpsed in this fascinating simulation created from actual radar data, in which the movements of the aircraft are displayed accelerated 1440 times.
An aeronautical timelapse that you can not miss if you love the world of scientific visualization or aeronautical.
This data visualization of Air Traffic in Europe 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. (Youtube)