Visualization of Daily Traffic Over Europe
NATS, one of the UK's air traffic control providers, created a visualization of the air traffic over Europe on a summer day. Using radar data and flight information, they were able to create this stunning video of the air traffic over our heads.
You can pick out the holding patterns as well as the tracks over the Atlantic. It's a very cool way to see the complex system that has been created to funnel aircraft in and out of the busiest airports in the world as well as the amazing work that controllers do every day!