This fantastic video from an international air navigation service provider shows the flight paths of hundreds of aeroplanes in the South East on Monday (July 24).
NATS, a company which provides air traffic services and solutions to UK and international airports, airlines and governments, creates regular visualisations of air traffic in the country's skies.
The two-hour visualisation of the South East airspace on Monday (July 24) shows the region has some of the “busiest and most complex airspace in the world”.
From 9am until 11am, hundreds of aeroplanes are seen swarming around airports in the region, including Heathrow , London City and Gatwick.
The video was created by a system known as Airsplace+, which can generate visualisations for anywhere in the world and crunches thousands of lines of aircraft position data in order to do so.
A spokesperson from NATS said videos for the south east are created more regularly than other regions because the area has some of the “busiest and most complex” airspaces.
They said: “The Airspace+ visualisations below are typically created every one to two hours.
“All show the last 24-hours of air traffic in different regions, except from London +2, which shows at a slightly slower pace, the last two hours of air traffic over the South East of England.
“We created this video as Southern England has some of the busiest and most complex airspace in the world.”
Data which covers the entire UK airspace in the last 24-hours reveals that the total number of planes in the country was 1,497.
Out of those aircraft, 153 were domestic, 559 were arrivals in the UK and 555 were departures.
The data includes Radar and ADS-B provided by Flight Aware, the global flight data company, and the videos are then used for an awareness and education tool to explain Air Traffic Management.
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