NATS Blog

Here our people share their insights, views and expertise on the world of Air Traffic Management. We cover a broad range of topics from discussing technology and practices today to sharing visions of a potential tomorrow.

Dale Reeson-air traffic controller - heathrow simulator

There’s still time to enter our competition to (almost) be a Heathrow controller for a day, but time is running out!

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Drone

Drones can go where it might be impossible, dangerous or too costly to send people, and there are some fascinating examples across the emergency services of where they are making a very practical difference and even helping to save lives.

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aepromo2

We really hope you’ve enjoyed watching ‘Skies Above Britain’ on BBC2 over the last five weeks. With the series coming to a close, we wanted to point you to few ways that you can continue to watch the ‘skies above Britain’.

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DITL

Last night saw the final episode of Skies above Britain on BBC2. Keep up with the latest in air traffic control at NATS with our #dayinthelife on our Facebook Careers, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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stuart

Stuart Tabberer has gone from entertaining holidaymakers in Cyprus to managing aircraft at Bristol, proving that air traffic controllers can come from all walks of life.

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Talla buggy cropped

Skies Above Britain TV show puts the spotlight on our air traffic controllers, but what it doesn’t show you is the army of very talented engineers whose job it is to make sure the technology our controllers rely on is in full working order.

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Weather vis

In tonight’s episode of Skies Above Britain, you’ll see Steven and the team in London Terminal Control dealing with the impact of a swathe of thunder storms, but just how hard to weather to manage?

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta

In yesterday’s episode of Skies Above Britain we saw the maiden flight of a hot air balloon heated by solar energy. But what’s the impact of hosting Europe’s biggest hot air balloon festival just a few miles away from Bristol International Airport?

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