Mesmerizing Video Tracks Flights

Follow 24 hours of flight in busy airspace.

There have been several attempts at depicting flight paths around busy airports and around the world, some more successful than others. One of the coolest visualizations has recently come out of Europe though a British company called NATS, which offers a variety of aviation-related solutions.

Titled Europe 24, NATS' video depicts actual flights arriving at and departing from the area around London, England. High-tech looking blue paths track perfect rows of airplanes flying across the Atlantic to and from the United States, flight paths within Europe and holding patterns and approach paths around London. The tracks amalgamate data during two 24-hour periods: one from U.K. radar sources on June 21, 2013, and the other from European flight plan information on July 28, 2013.

According to NATS senior press officer Paul Beauchamp, the company created the video to educate the public about the importance of air traffic control and the invisible infrastructure of airspace. Prepare to be mesmerized by the video courtesy of NATS below.

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