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Visualizing Personal Flight Data With OpenFlights.org

January 5th, 2013 01:20 admin View Comments

Transportation

An anonymous reader points out this “series of personal flight data visualizations, created from data collected through OpenFlights.org. The visualizations show key transport hubs (airports and countries) and the routes between them, for all flights taken by a friend of mind over the past 10+ years.” What I wish this included: Indiana Jones-style red-dot animation showing the travel path over a spinning globe.

Source: Visualizing Personal Flight Data With OpenFlights.org

UK Controllers Say Air Traffic System ‘Not Safe’

March 3rd, 2011 03:28 admin View Comments

Transportation

Jack Spine writes “Air traffic control technology being implemented in one of the major transport hubs in the UK is ‘not safe,’ according to air traffic controllers. The electronic flight data system (EFD) being phased in at Glasgow Prestwick Airport is too slow to handle real-time inputs, and could not cope with an outage that isolated it from the main air traffic system. Controllers had to scramble to handle the situation. Good luck if you’re traveling to the UK anytime soon.”

Source: UK Controllers Say Air Traffic System ‘Not Safe’