Aberdeen City and Shire - Strategic Development Planning Authority

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Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Phone: 01224 664626
Email: team@aberdeencityandshire-sdpa.gov.uk

UK flightpath visualisations

The National Air Traffic Control Service (NATS) has produced a series of visualisations showing flight activity in UK airspace within a typical day.

These show activity across the UK but one in particular also focus on Aberdeen and the role of helicopter flights to oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. The still below is taken from the video which lasts 2m:33s in total, with Aberdeen International Airport featuring most prominently towards the end.


This video 'NATS UK 24' is highlighted for information only - being an interesting visualisation of unseen but critical infrastructure which is vital for the safe running of the aviation industry on a daily basis.

Also available is 'A day over the UK', which takes a static view over the UK and runs through a single 24hr period at 800 times raster than real time...taking just less than 2 minutes.

29 October 2015 
Dyce Airport