A visualisation of some amazing info on the air traffic that moves around Europe in a 24 hour period. Getting the data on screen and moving gives a great feeling of the sheer scale and breadth of operation, and is arguably a more effective means of communicating the data than these, still frankly huge numbers
>On a typical July day there are around 30,000 flights across European airspace
>Approximately a quarter fly within UK controlled airspace
>The total distance flown by these aircraft is 25 million nautical miles
>That’s 998 times around the Earth
>Or 104 trips to the Moon
>On 21 June, 5,675 aircraft departed or arrived from UK airports, of which…
>2,295 departed from or arrived at Gatwick (894) or Heathrow (1,401)
>1,532 were overflights
>The video is 1440x faster than real time
Sounds big but looks even more amazing.
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