Flight Patterns by Aaron Koblin

In 2005, Aaron Koblin took all of the air traffic over United States data, as seen by the FAA, and visualized it in a beautiful animation. Aaron's work was originally developed as a series of experiments for the "Celestial Mechanics" project (eye candy!) by Scott HEsels and Gabriel Dunne at UCLA.

The video clip above tracks all flights over the United States over a few days in March 2005, which brings this question to my mind: "where are all those people going?" Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Flight Patterns website


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I actually helped on the Celestial Mechanics project and a small FYI I thought was cool is that if you look at the flight paths, there's a blank triangle where no planes fly over what would be Area 51.
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Wow - thirded, Shelton. I love how the US shape is so recognizable by the flight patterns. Its a wonder you can even see the sky between Atlanta and Florida with the air congestion.
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