Controlling An Airport From 80 Miles Away by Tom Scott   12 months ago


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London City Airport's getting a new control tower: but it's just going to be a large mast with 14 high-definition cameras on it. The actual tower will be 80 miles away, in the headquarters of NATS near Swanwick. It feels questionable: but is it?

Thanks to all the team at NATS: you can find out more about the new tower here:

Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin
London camera by Matt Gray,

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