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City in the Sky

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There are around a million people airborne at any one time and keeping that number of people safely aloft depends on complex global networks and astonishing technology that stretches our ingenuity to the absolute limit.

In this programme science broadcaster, Dallas Campbell and Dr. Hannah Fry explore just what it takes to keep this city in the sky safe between take-off and landing. Dallas discovers just how pilots find their way across thousands of miles of sky in the dead of night. Hannah meets up with the air traffic controllers who are responsible for the busiest airspace in the world - over Atlanta in southeast America – and reveal just what is involved in co-ordinating the 100,000 flights that cross the globe every day, while avoiding collisions.

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Thursday November 21 at 1:25pm

Arrival

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Meet the air traffic controllers who, at some times of the year, deal with over 1000 flights a day arriving at the busiest airport in the world. The team also find out what the future…

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Friday November 22 at 5:15am

Departure

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Tuesday November 26 at 5:10am

Departure

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Wednesday November 27 at 4:55am

Airbourne

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Dallas discovers how pilots find their way across thousands of miles of sky in the dead of night.

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