Skies Above Britain
Patch design competition winners announced28 October 2016
After much deliberation, cogitation and digestion, I’m very pleased to say that we now have the winners for our competition to (almost) be a Heathrow air traffic controller for the day.
Still time to be a Heathrow controller for the day20 September 2016
There’s still time to enter our competition to (almost) be a Heathrow controller for a day, but time is running out!
Three ways to keep watching the skies above Britain16 September 2016
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’.
#dayinthelife – an insight into our trainee controllers15 September 2016
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.
Five qualities every trainee air traffic controller needs14 September 2016
We asked instructors Lee McGregor and Steve Blanchard what five qualities every controller needs to have.
Becoming an air traffic controller: Hotel entertainer swaps pina coladas for binoculars13 September 2016
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.
Visualising bad weather – how difficult is it to deal with?7 September 2016
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?
Skies Above Britain – Bristol’s balloons and air traffic control1 September 2016
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?
Skies Above Britain: Heathrow after dark31 August 2016
There might not be any scheduled flights at Heathrow after 11.30pm, but that doesn’t mean the tower’s air traffic controllers have a chance to put their feet up. In fact the airport is almost as busy at night as it is in the day, with the race on to be ready for the next day’s first flight.
You’ve seen it on TV, now experience it in virtual reality30 August 2016
We’ve created two 360 videos that put you at the very heart of the action in Heathrow control tower and London Terminal Control.