This data visualisation shows the air traffic coming into, going out of and flying across the UK on a typical Summer day. It has been created using real data comprising 7,000 flights from a day in June as recorded by our radars & air traffic management systems.

The camera has been fixed in one position and activity is shown at 800 times faster than real time. The time runs from midnight to midnight and shows the arrival of early morning traffic coming across the Atlantic in the early hours, the build up through the day and then the calming of flows into the night before the pattern repeats.

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