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    Serious question about aeroplanes.

    With so many in the sky, how do they all avoid each other? I mean, I know they have radar which tells them when another one comes close but it just seems amazing how it all works


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    Highly paid air traffic controllers also help
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    the pilots have eyes??
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    Serious question about aeroplanes.

    With so many in the sky, how do they all avoid each other? I mean, I know they have radar which tells them when another one comes close but it just seems amazing how it all works


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    Lol were talking about the size of the sky here. There's 360 degrees worth of movement a plane can do to avoid another plane
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    *when you hit the blunt*
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    Serious question about aeroplanes.

    With so many in the sky, how do they all avoid each other? I mean, I know they have radar which tells them when another one comes close but it just seems amazing how it all works


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    Guess you missed that episode of Breaking Bad.
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    They're guided by ATC. Not to mention every plane ha a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) installed to warn them of a nearby plane.
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    There are many more birds in the sky, how come they don't crash into eachother? I find that pretty cool...planes are guided...
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    (Original post by Biryani007)
    There are many more birds in the sky, how come they don't crash into eachother? I find that pretty cool...planes are guided...


    Bees need to get their **** together.
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    Should have gone to specsavers
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    They do sonetimes, where do you think thunder & lightning comes from?
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    Air traffic control- short youtbe vid here
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    (Original post by XOR_)


    Bees need to get their **** together.
    They give us honey, we can let them off..
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    They do sonetimes, where do you think thunder & lightning comes from?
    Is this a joke? It's pretty funny, but I cant figure out of you're serious or not.
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    I see, completely forgot about Air Traffic Control lol


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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    I see, completely forgot about Air Traffic Control lol


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    Right on!
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    (Original post by HamzahPatel)
    Highly paid air traffic controllers also help
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    They're guided by ATC. Not to mention every plane ha a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) installed to warn them of a nearby plane.
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    Air traffic control- short youtbe vid here
    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    I see, completely forgot about Air Traffic Control lol


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    What university degree / qualification is needed for Air Traffic Control? I think the job is kind of nice
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    (Original post by William Pitt)
    What university degree / qualification is needed for Air Traffic Control? I think the job is kind of nice
    info on the job and requirements: https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontroller.aspx

    more info and where to apply: http://www.nats.aero/careers/trainee.../how-to-apply/
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    Entry requirementsYou will need an air traffic control licence to become a fully qualified controller, which you can gain by completing an approved training course, for example through National Air Traffic Services (NATS).
    To do a trainee controller's course, you must:
    • be at least 18 years old when you apply (a full licence is only issued at age 20 or over)
    • be eligible to work in the UK
    • have a minimum of five GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths
    - See more at: https://nationalcareersservice.direc....dLnUzrXH.dpuf
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    Commercial traffic flies in the Airways, which are essentially set routes through the sky, which look like this:



    Before taking off, each aircraft submits a flight plans to ATC which details their intended routing, speed, and the height at which they intend to fly. ATC (with the help of a large computer to plot the various different routes all the aircraft are taking) will then either give them a take-off window in time to allow them to slot into a gap in the airways or they'll give them some directions to fly once they've taken off to enable them to slot in to a space. Then as long as they continue to fly as planned nothing should come near anything else and everyone is happy.

    In a nutshell :P
 
 
 
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