Video: Timelapse as Severe Weather Shuts Down Major Airport

As we all know, bad weather can wreak havoc on air traffic flow for all airplanes from light single-engine propeller airplanes to heavy airliners. Here is a cool video that shows the traffic flow around Atlanta during a time of severe but localized thunderstorms.

The video shows the accelerated flight paths of airplanes going into Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which serves more passengers than any other airport in the world with more than 96 million domestic and international passengers in 2014, according to Airports Council International.

About 15 seconds into the video, you'll see multiple airplanes entering several holding patterns as the airport appears to have been completely shut down for a period of time.

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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