With the world’s busiest two runways, the Heathrow Airport control tower is a busy place, with the NATS controllers responsible for safely guiding 1,350 aircraft movements every day.
The need for us to concentrate and focus means visits to the Visual Control Room are a pretty rare event. Few of the 72 million passengers that pass through the airport’s terminals each year will have had the chance to take a peek inside and see the controllers at work from 87m above the terminals and taxiways.
It’s with this in mind that we’ve created a 360 degree panoramic virtual tour that puts you right at the heart of the control room. Not only can you take in the stunning view that includes Windsor Castle and the London skyline, you can learn more about the differing roles each of the controllers play.
If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer them.
You can also listen to real Heathrow air traffic control radio transmissions.
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