Fantastic animation of planes - level 2
An amazing animation shows the busy airspace above Europe during summer. Small white points represent airplanes on their way.
The animation uses information from radar data on June 21st, 2013, and flight plans from July 28th, 2013. There are on average 30,000 flights across Europe every day in July. These flights cover a combined distance of 25 million nautical miles (over 46 million kilometres).
The video features two London airports. On June 21st, 5,675 airplanes departed and arrived from British airports.
Difficult words: feature (show), depart (leave), arrive (come somewhere).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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