24 hours in the skies over the UK

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The UK national air navigation service provider, NATS, has released an amazing visualisation of a day in the life of the UK airspace it oversees.

As Brendan Kelly, NATS Head of Operational Policy says in his blog post on the new film: "Our airspace is busy, complex and there is a lot going on. Each year we manage around 2.2 million movements, peaking at over 8,000 a day (although there are around 7,000 on this particular day), with only 5.5 seconds delay per flight attributable to NATS. Obviously there are the flows of large aircraft from the airports into and out of the UK, but there is also a lot of activity outside controlled airspace. UK 24 is designed to help visualise the breadth and depth of UK aviation and why airspace is such an important asset."