This video will make you appreciate the aviation industry so much more

2014-06-27 11:38
How’s this for an incredible statistic: Every day, between two to three thousand planes fly between Canada, the United States, and Europe.

A video created by the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) tracks every single one of these flights... and it's just amazing!

The videos shows flights that have flown through the five major air spaces over the North Atlantic during a 24 period.

Air control systems

The number of flights travelling in that air space have us completely in awe of the hard work that air control systems need to endure to make sure that nothing goes wrong with the flights in the air.

This video specifically shows 2 524 flights crossing over the North Atlantic over a 24 hour period.

NATO spokesman, Paul Beauchamp, said that this video shows what an incredibly valuable asset airspace is, and the management and safely guiding airlines across these networks on a daily basis involves a lot of hard work.

We certainly appreciate air travel and everyone involved in making sure that flights take place smoothly, a whole lot more!

Watch the video below:
For an elevated experience, watch the video in full screen mode

North Atlantic Skies from NATS on Vimeo.

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