How come planes don't crash into each other?

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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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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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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_)
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Bees need to get their **** together.
They give us honey, we can let them off..
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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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Highly paid air traffic controllers also help
(Original post by qasim_96)
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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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:

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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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