How Air Traffic Control Works

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    [3] www.eurocontrol.int/articles/flight-planning
    [4] www.nats.aero/about-us/what-we-do/our-control-centres/
    [5] www.nats.aero/ae-home/introduction-to-airspace/
    [6] www.reuters.com/article/europe-airlines-atc/air-traffic-control-issues-cost-eu-economy-20-bln-in-2018-airline-body-idUSL5N20T0TU
    [7] www.eurocontrol.int/news/2018-air-traffic

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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions  Πριν 29 ημέρες +1164

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    • Khalid Bin Walid
      Khalid Bin Walid Πριν 4 ημέρες

      Your name is not Wendover?? My whole life...

    • Effah Osei
      Effah Osei Πριν 15 ημέρες

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    • Anmol Dani
      Anmol Dani Πριν 15 ημέρες

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    • advancekid
      advancekid Πριν 26 ημέρες

      I guess its the new trend, but I'm surprised so many of these links don't have download options. After looking at the first 5 I just figured none of them let you download them - I figured it was by design. Thanks.

  • Diego Gonzalez
    Diego Gonzalez Πριν 2 ώρες

    2:59 the controller is very busy taking boogers out of his nose.

  • ASG_8
    ASG_8 Πριν 5 ώρες

    The "above" sign for the 24500 ft (and 7500m) is reversed, should be like this "> 24500 ft". "a > b" translates to "a greater than b", so, ">24500ft" = "greater than 24500ft"

  • Mohammed jalal
    Mohammed jalal Πριν 12 ώρες

    it seems that the next couple years will be more messy with loads of air planes packed in the sky .. it now time for hyperloop .. safe , fast and easy controllable .

  • Kieran Nicholson
    Kieran Nicholson Πριν 20 ώρες

    Your flight costs are so far out it isn't funny. You're looking at more like $1.80USD per mile for smaller jets ie 8 seats or less which is what wall art will use. And usually they would have up to 6 people on board!

  • Saiga Legacy
    Saiga Legacy Πριν 21 ώρα

    Now imagine, if the control room is hacked!

  • JD
    JD Πριν ημέρα +2

    Wow, so many planing and managing going on in the background. Hats off to these and others who make possible the uneventful flights.

  • Swaggerlot
    Swaggerlot Πριν ημέρα

    Diplomatically avoids mention of the frequent French ATC strikes and its impact on flow control.

  • THE GOOD CONTENT
    THE GOOD CONTENT Πριν ημέρα

    Thank you for information. Allahu Akbar!

  • Big Papi
    Big Papi Πριν ημέρα

    Why does he sound like Half As Interesting

  • TC Kocher
    TC Kocher Πριν ημέρα

    This is how Eurocontrol works. Similar to how the American system works but different on many aspects

  • TheGeekGaming
    TheGeekGaming Πριν 2 ημέρες

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  • Christopher sbarounis
    Christopher sbarounis Πριν 2 ημέρες +2

    The system that works the flight plans (FPL) is called IFPS (integrated flight plan system) and then the processed FPL goes to another system called ETFMS (enhanced tactical flow management system) and then goes to the ATC and AO (aircraft operator) and ARO (Air traffic services reporting office) I worked there and it was such a blast you made a video about it 😁😍😍

  • Aliff Firdaus
    Aliff Firdaus Πριν 2 ημέρες

    How do I apply this job and what is the requirements?

    • codycast
      codycast Πριν 23 ώρες

      Step one: don’t ask on a GRclip video comment
      Step two: anything else

  • Harry Cat
    Harry Cat Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Boston would not have waypoint names- Cubbs and Bears, more like Chicago, Boston would b Patriots, Red Sox or Celtics

  • Eggy Rab
    Eggy Rab Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Shouldn’t the signs be the other way around at 4:38?

  • Kaan Demirkol
    Kaan Demirkol Πριν 4 ημέρες

    ANTALYAAAAAAAA

  • Stan Vanillo
    Stan Vanillo Πριν 4 ημέρες

    3:25 is Gatwick.

  • Tomáš Petržilka
    Tomáš Petržilka Πριν 4 ημέρες

    What are the factors of ATC staff shortage?

  • the prestiger klopt
    the prestiger klopt Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Why can't he make videos about other things than planes???

  • Keon YungStunna
    Keon YungStunna Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Will this industry be ripe for disruption by AI?

  • snowismas
    snowismas Πριν 5 ημέρες

    3:12 is this guy CGI?

  • Angry Ox
    Angry Ox Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Being an air traffic controller looks like a hellish job.

  • Kevo Morider
    Kevo Morider Πριν 7 ημέρες

    What Spule Happen to a Pilot who just normaly flies throu France during the ATC strike?

  • Adnan M
    Adnan M Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Good to know at least this field has vacancies, now i will do ATC course lol

  • Héctor Monroy
    Héctor Monroy Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Hey Wendover! I live in Mexico and the current government just cancelled half-way into construction a massive international airport at Texcoco to replace it with other two distant airport upgrades including turning a military airbase into a civilian airport. It all has been for political reasons since it turned out to be even more expensive, besides all aviation authorities predicting this decision will be a huge favor. I think It would be interesting to see your take on this case, not only will it be very enriching, but your break-down of complex aviation problems on this would also help lots of people understand the scenario and voice a more informed opinion on the matter!

  • Will Wilson
    Will Wilson Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Another great video !!!

  • king pak
    king pak Πριν 8 ημέρες

    It’s so amazing.

  • saf dipo
    saf dipo Πριν 8 ημέρες

    In few years they will be assisted by AI, unless some urgency most of the normal flight will be handled by the machine.

  • Théau Ravier
    Théau Ravier Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Congrats France for being highlighted as causing delays because of strikes !

  • SKYLX Prod
    SKYLX Prod Πριν 10 ημέρες +1

    Hello, great video ! How did you get the shot at 11:22 I filmed it on a flight from Montpellier to Paris and sell on stock footage. Didn't found any sales on this one...

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith Πριν 10 ημέρες

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  • Rastislav
    Rastislav Πριν 12 ημέρες +1

    Maastricht is in The Netherlands, not Belgium.

  • Abhishek Ray
    Abhishek Ray Πριν 13 ημέρες +2

    I'm still wondering: is Breaking Bad an accurate representation of air traffic control, where one controller who's having a bad day can crash a plane and kill hundreds?

    • Abhishek Ray
      Abhishek Ray Πριν 2 ημέρες

      @Tarik arslan thanks! will check it out

    • Tarik arslan
      Tarik arslan Πριν 3 ημέρες +1

      Not really.there are systems in airplanes as named tcas or acas.they warn the pilots about collusions and giving avoiding advisory.In that situation pilots are responsible what the tcas says and do not execute what the controller says.I advice u to watch Uberlingen crash.it is about that topic.

  • Ethan ?
    Ethan ? Πριν 13 ημέρες +1

    At 1:54 a minion meme is at a desk in the top right

  • Possum boi
    Possum boi Πριν 13 ημέρες

    1:53 do i see a fuckin minion meme

  • TLC
    TLC Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Why there is a shortage of air traffic controllers?

  • chris sondrita
    chris sondrita Πριν 13 ημέρες

    I'm really amazed how traffic control handle language barriers

    • FabDino
      FabDino Πριν 10 ημέρες

      all air traffic controllers (and pilots for that case) everywhere in the world have to speak english

  • videogamesroflcopter
    videogamesroflcopter Πριν 13 ημέρες

    I can't even understand the people when they speak not american because it's hard to read those subtitles you have incorporated into your vidoe. America is a not talked about everty second in this video so it's unpatriotic because yuo don't fote for trump 2017

  • Tristan Möller
    Tristan Möller Πριν 14 ημέρες +1

    This is exactly the amount of detail I like

  • RedLeader327
    RedLeader327 Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Massive respect to the people that work behind the scenes. 👏👏👏👏👍👍👍

  • Adam Gasiorek
    Adam Gasiorek Πριν 14 ημέρες

    1:57 minion meme. Cringe

  • Bram van Gelder
    Bram van Gelder Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Why does Maastricht (NL) control the Belgium airspace?

    • Bram van Gelder
      Bram van Gelder Πριν 14 ημέρες

      @Dede Wx ja ik ben nederlands haha maar bedankt iig

    • Dede Wx
      Dede Wx Πριν 14 ημέρες

      Look on Google Maps, it's a very small area between Belgium and Germany. Because eurocontrol is intergouvernmental borders don 't really matter. Ik ben trouwens 90% zeker dat je Nederlands praat maar je weet maar nooit

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    Google Tracking Πριν 16 ημέρες

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  • Daniel McDavid
    Daniel McDavid Πριν 17 ημέρες

    This is a great video, but I wish you had covered other parts of the world and not just Europe. A simple "in other parts of the world, it's similar, but with less coordination between countries" would have been enough

  • Versus
    Versus Πριν 17 ημέρες

    You should do the Logistics of 2-day Prime Day

  • SoloPerICommenti
    SoloPerICommenti Πριν 17 ημέρες

    Sam, your prounciation of Iacopo Prissinotti was really a total failure. Shame on you!

  • John Lichtenstein
    John Lichtenstein Πριν 18 ημέρες

    Euro control has better chairs than the FAA gives us

  • Junior Campbell
    Junior Campbell Πριν 18 ημέρες

    This was really informative

  • David Sasse
    David Sasse Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Just hire train and pay the proper number of ATC controllers. The price of flying will go up but this is the actual cost. Time is money. Less ATC controllers equals more delays and less safety. Ugh.

  • maxonzfra
    maxonzfra Πριν 19 ημέρες

    4:20 The french accent of this guy is the best I ever heard ! And I'm a French working in English. Straight to favorites !

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Πριν 19 ημέρες

    AI baby, it's time to "AI" this problem out. Planes should be able to communicate with air traffic control computers that know all planes in the air and in the ground all over the World.

  • Auto Bot
    Auto Bot Πριν 19 ημέρες +3

    Can anyone help answer this I am curious about this-
    Who pays in case of delays? When a flight is delayed because of a different flight, Is it the causing flight pays for the extra expenses arising or the flight incurs on its own?

  • Wargy Wirry
    Wargy Wirry Πριν 19 ημέρες

    You should make a video of. “What would happen if everyone let out the air pressure in there tires at once in the world”

  • Terry Offord
    Terry Offord Πριν 19 ημέρες

    A well presented and satisfying look at the entire overall picture related to Air Traffic Control,perhaps those who complain about Air Port Delays of departure/landings will understand the complexity of this amazing system/ As a fourteen Years experienced A T C Controller, I found this item to be perfectly explained and the best item altogether on what is a complex task. Thank you for the brilliant presentation.

  • The Chungus Army
    The Chungus Army Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Been listening to the new podcast, it’s really amazing, and gives many details in everything that has happened at Pitcairn and its amazing history, really exited for the next podcast to come out.

  • Daniel Dąbrowski
    Daniel Dąbrowski Πριν 20 ημέρες

    I just found this channel and it's amazing! A lot of interesting content. Keep up the good work :)

  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Umm is this the same guy? Completely different voice but same speed pattern

  • Be. We.
    Be. We. Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoy your videos and your new podcast. I never thought someone could make isolated islands interesting. Well done!

  • Noraphon Kaedklung
    Noraphon Kaedklung Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Great description, thanks.

  • Butter_Cupcake_2005
    Butter_Cupcake_2005 Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Hey, Wendover, can't you say congratulations to your friend Half As Interesting for hitting 1 million subscribers?

  • max holperin
    max holperin Πριν 20 ημέρες

    I'd be very interested in how bags get from check-in to the destination

  • ron1n1 Travis
    ron1n1 Travis Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Dear Wendover Productions
    I must point out that you broke the rules in the Maastricht Control Centre... you are not allowed to bring cameras in there! Hahah. Did they show you the break room also? The one with the curling table?

  • Harry Cooper Reid
    Harry Cooper Reid Πριν 21 ημέρα

    why did you remove the everst logistics episode?

  • Pedro Rafael
    Pedro Rafael Πριν 21 ημέρα

    I knew it was complicated and complex, but didn't imagine it was as complex as this. Thank you for the details!

  • Milán Nagy
    Milán Nagy Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Dude I watched like 30 videos in a fucking row and im soaking in the information I love it don't stop! Jesus hold my grades!

  • Andrew
    Andrew Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Awesome video as always. Been a subscriber since the beginning. Sure do miss TWL! Also, your voice has gotten quite a bit lower. lol check out your first few vids compared to this one.

  • Johann
    Johann Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Your production value just skyrocketed! thank you for providing this for free to us.

  • Ansset0
    Ansset0 Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Very good documentary. Explains a lot, but do Your homework please. IE UK-Central EU route planes are permitted to have ~330m (1000ft) gap betwenn them, not ~1km (3000ft)

  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto Von Bismarck Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Why would someone travel on those expenisve metal airships when you can just sail/ride a horse to your destination?