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Three billion passengers travel by air every year

With one traveling season over and another one about to begin, it is a good time to acknowledge that a greater proportion of humankind than ever can enjoy the miracle of flight, and enjoy the experience of visiting far-off places. The number of air passengers carried globally increased by over 900 percent since 1970! (reason.com) More...

(Video) 24 hours of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US

How would it look if you animated an entire day of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US? NATS did it -- it's amazing and beautiful! The timestamps in the video are UTC, so the video starts in the middle of the night. (vimeo.com) More...


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