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Air traffic control at Gatwick (pt 1/2)

Air traffic control at Gatwick (pt 1/2)
Key Info
  • Air traffic control at Gatwick (pt 1/2)
  • Duration: 03:28
  • A presenter explores the ground movement of planes at Gatwick Airport and interviews a controller who helps planes to taxi efficiently from stand to runway. The controller explains the different pathways which are open to him, and how he needs to co-ordinate lots of different planes.
  • Subject:



    Functional Maths

  • Keywords: airport, direction, air traffic control, networks
Ideas for use in class
  • This could be used in conjunction with Part 2, which shows students having a go at ground control themselves.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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