It’s the operation that manages the very busy skies over London and the traffic in and out of the five major London airports. And for much of the time our guides will be the Operations Supervisors Brian Wheeler and Steven Moore as they and their teams wrestle with bad weather, airspace infringers, drones and aircraft emergencies.
But what’s it really like shouldering so much responsibility? One of the first things most people ask is whether air traffic control is a stressful job, so it’s a question we put to Brian and Steve.
You can catch up with the first episode of Skies Above Britain on iPlayer, with the series continuing on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC Two.
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