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The Plane Highway in the Sky

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Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/Wendover Productions Over the North Atlantic, where there is no radar coverage, planes don't fly like they normally fly. They follow a set of daily tracks that act like highways in the sky. Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Subreddit: http://www.Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Sources: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/opinion/14-in-flight-mark-vanhoenacker.html?_r=0 (This is a fantastic 10-15 minute read) https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/common/nat.html http://aerosavvy.com/north-atlantic-tracks/ http://nats.aero/blog/2014/06/north-atlantic-skies-gateway-europe/ Attributions: North Pole Oriented Map Courtesy Strebe Airplane icon courtesy Mirko Velimirovic from Noun Project Airplane overhead icon courtesy Viktor Vorobyev from Noun Project Gander airport photo courtesy www.Fronterasblog.wordpress.com and used under Fair Use Guidelines Air Traffic Control video courtesy Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Cockpit view courtesy Simulation and Aviation Overnight flight footage courtesy FlyingHDWorldwide
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NACHIKETA SHARMA (4 hours ago)
What's the name of groovy background music playing in the start of the video.....?
McCaroni Sup (7 hours ago)
With this amount of flights I wonder how ATC keeps it's sanity.
Terrainaheadpullup 74 (7 hours ago)
its 10 minutes separation not 15 minutes
Rohan (1 day ago)
741 dislikes from FLAT EARTHERS
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JESSE B (2 days ago)
Flat Earthers are among us right now👀
UpsideKen (2 days ago)
Imaging there's overtaking in the aie
Kenyon papen (4 days ago)
Jet fuel 1.89 a gallon I’m getting a turban car
Ronak Nikam (4 days ago)
But air traffic control will shortly state after takeoff proceed direct to "waypoint name" and resume own navigation
Никита Зубков (8 days ago)
How about the GPS sputnik navigation? No radar coverage should not mean anything these days
Austin (8 days ago)
4:15 are we just going to ignore the fact that steve from blues clues is now working as a air traffic controller?
Zangetsu (12 days ago)
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Smug Megumin (13 days ago)
>Radar services terminated. Have a good night. Me: *looks around to see if someone else is awake* time to fap
Smug Megumin (13 days ago)
>Radar services terminated. have a good night. Me: *Time to watch some anime I saved on my phone*
Smug Megumin (13 days ago)
2:00 imagine an A380 doing mach 1 at that route
KPM (15 days ago)
Radar services terminated I'm flying right now i got 4 hours left oof
Simon Science (15 days ago)
Those track names are so random is hilarious. You have everything from Quebec, whiskey and uniform
MrHockeywaffle (15 days ago)
That's because they're just naming them based on the ICAO phonetic alphabet. So Quebec for Q, and so on
christopher hennessey (15 days ago)
Very interesting.
Cass Norman (16 days ago)
I live in Gander Newfoundland
Sailor Man (16 days ago)
You mentioned that the jet stream is an easterly wind? I think you meant westerly?
patrykomania (16 days ago)
Just one correction, no plane has ever hit pentagon.
Ryan M. (17 days ago)
fun fact theres a frequency that all pilots have to monitor in case of an emergency or whatever called guard however over the Atlantic there is no atc so the frequency is empty (its normally quiet anyway). so pilots tend to have fun and meow on this frequency yes meow and all other aircraft nearby hear the meowing
Gebakken Ezel (16 days ago)
Ryan M. You saying this bc you r a pilot and do this shit?😂
Mariana A Thot (18 days ago)
4:10 is that the dude from blue’s clues????
TomThy Hshshsh (19 days ago)
“If you’ve ever looked at a flight tracker sometime around ten or eleven PM eastern” Yeah I do it everyday
Ewa Nifa (19 days ago)
2:00 Can someone explain me how the triple seven got to an speed like that without overspeeding. Thanks
Tom Porter (17 days ago)
He means ground speed, not air speed. It was a bit misleading. It wasn’t going 716 mph relative to the air
jpalm32 (20 days ago)
Boston: Kubbs & Bers????????????????/ that's chicago
Johan sigurdson (22 days ago)
Boston is named after it's sports teams cubs and bears? That is Chicago not Boston.
7A (23 days ago)
good videos
LuckyKim133 (23 days ago)
Heart just dropped when he said "Radar services terminated..."
Raoul Watson (24 days ago)
4:37 into the video... is this made up? LOL, never seen waypoint SEP11 and WEEE is in Colorado at 39-41-24.5400N 106-44-56.2200W
rapskallion (25 days ago)
4:20 You traded the Kubbs and Bears to Boston. I hope you got the Patriots and Red Sox in return. Yeah, I know what you meant.
carschmn (27 days ago)
The planes look like cute little fish going over the Atlantic.
goose gatherer (29 days ago)
Just another video with FAKE content....so here is the video makers opportunity to prove he/ she is not just another FAKER......please post JUST ONE piece of proof of your imaginary never seen , never found, never photographed ficticious spinning ball earth...(CGI is not allowed as CGI is made by man to fool other men that imaginary objects could exist if any proof of them actually existed)...hurry back FAKER.... and PLEASE....no dumbass shill replies either, stating idiotic bull shit like our earth is a spinning ball FFS... What cannot be proven by anyone are...the imaginary never found ,never seen, never photographed mythical spinning ball , Evolution , Gravity , Space flight , Satellites, ....proof is actually required , but we have non.....and if you are silly enough to disagree , please post a link to ANYTHING that will support you theories.
Sailor Man (16 days ago)
With regards to posting a link, I'd like to see just one from you, 'that will support your (not you, as you stated) theories', that the earth is flat? Incidentally, how can a flat earth sun, which is supposedly 3000 miles above the flat earth surface, ever disappear below the horizon?
Mirza Ahmed (19 days ago)
Haha, you idiot.
Nicholas Brooks (1 month ago)
Hi
Mystic Studz (1 month ago)
''Radar Services Terminated, Have a Good Night. Just scares me.
Viktor Vasilik (1 month ago)
It is flat
Rob (29 days ago)
said who?
Luca Urbanic (1 month ago)
The earth is flat
Sailor Man (16 days ago)
Nope, the earth is a spherical globe.
Cooling Heat (1 month ago)
4:24 what about in Dallas there's ANIME?
Ricardo Pieper (1 month ago)
Give Wendover 2 or 3 hours of flight instruction and he'll be fully capable of doing international flights everywhere.
捷克 批室체코 피시 (1 month ago)
1:58 You're messing up two different speeds...Shockwaves start to develop at certain TAS(true airspeed; speed the aircraft is moving through the air), but you're talking about GS(ground speed;speed the airplane is moving relative to ground)
JavaFirst.website (1 month ago)
I love your videos! Great, great job! Btw, flying Vancouver to Paris then on to Warsaw on July 28th.
Dj Stores (1 month ago)
Super interesting video!!
DAB_Ant (1 month ago)
When I went to Italy, I flew from the Philadelphia airport. On the way there, it took about 7 and a half hours. On the way back it took 10 hours
JBags72 (1 month ago)
It’s kind of crazy that “despite what some may think” should even be mentioned when discussing the curvature of the Earth thanks to flattards. Civilization knew the truth thousands of years ago but I guess some a$$holes still don’t believe. Great video. 👍🏻
Michael Farquharson (1 month ago)
5:28 sounds so creepy lol
Riley (1 month ago)
4:09 Ahh so that's what Steve from Blue's Clues is doing now.
paul mitchell (1 month ago)
All those jets, overheating the planet.
Mirza Ahmed (19 days ago)
Shut up.
Kamineiro (1 month ago)
4:11 my childhood
SlurpDurp (1 month ago)
East Australia to west North America is an absolute mess in terms of organisation
U.S. Army Airforce (1 month ago)
Boston ain't Cubs and bears that's Chicago
john Doe (1 month ago)
Cubs and Bears are Chicago teams not Boston
Esprick ;-; (1 month ago)
why u hurt my brain lol
monsieur boeuf de tête (1 month ago)
your cubs and bears faux-pas removed any and all legitimacy from your video. have a nice day.
Mirza Ahmed (19 days ago)
No it didn't.
Paul Barrett (1 month ago)
Very interesting, but there is an error in the narration ( though not in the graphic) at 1.15. He describes the jet stream winds as Easterly. But they are Westerly, because winds are named after the direction they're blowing FROM, not TOWARDS- so winds blowing from the USA towards Europe are definitely Westerly winds.
Casey Nichols (1 month ago)
Not cutting flight times by hours. It reduces fuel cost. The pilots can -ride the wind-
Robert Boydston (1 month ago)
4:23 hmmmMMmmm
Charly_5V ### (1 month ago)
Check mate, earth flatters XD
Mr*.* PoTaTo (1 month ago)
Why was there so much food
Cristiano Lover (1 month ago)
3:31 what the fuck? whiskey? xray omg crazyyy
Mirza Ahmed (19 days ago)
Yes, that's the NATO phonetic alphabet.
Erel Batish (1 month ago)
Yes captin Point weeee
C (1 month ago)
700 flat earthers got triggered
Eric Talkington (1 month ago)
Jet fuel only costs $1.89 a GALLON?? Shit that's cheaper than gas for my car lol! It's almost twice that now! I have lived in flight paths for a long time. Where I'm at now and my last apartment, the planes are less than 1,000 ft up. It's crazy because years ago, I started noticing as the sun is setting I can see the headlights coming all in a line. It's so interesting to watch. They usually fly over about every 5 minutes or so. Once, I kept hearing them over and over and went outside and saw about every 60 seconds another jet flying overhead! I only saw that once with THAT many. I've been watching for years. Literally highways in the sky. Very cool. I love outside of Chicago by the way, in Northwest Indiana but it's still considered Chicagoland. We be Chicago weather, news, TV, radio, even Chicago time.
Mirza Ahmed (19 days ago)
Airlines get bulk discounts, and also some governments provide subsidies. Avgas (for general aviation) is 5-7 dollars per gallon.
Rob (29 days ago)
This video was made 3 years ago. It's much higher now
Daniel Leary (1 month ago)
Even going as far as spelling cubs with a K but some people still don't get that it's just a joke, lol.
Obese Toussaint (1 month ago)
Help. A fat orange tabby cat keeps trying to send me to Abu Dhabi.
Bruce Wayne (1 month ago)
But but but earth is flat but but but you are lying. Hurrrrr durrrrr fake news hurrrrrr durrr
Dylan Morrow (1 month ago)
Jet stream: I'll help you British airways pilot : thanks G-force counter:OH JESUS MOTHER OF GOD Plane: somebody once told me that the wind is gonna break me
Kacper Knopp (1 month ago)
You tried to be funny, you sounded autistic.
Rolfadinho OTG (1 month ago)
People, you don't understand the Kubbs & Bears thing... it is referencing the same team, the NHL Bruins.
John Jurik (1 month ago)
The aircraft was no where near the speed of sound.
Rob (29 days ago)
Which is what "subsonic" means
J W (1 month ago)
Dude knows literally everything there is to know about air travel and world geography, but doesn’t know who the Boston sports teams are
Uterus Discharge (1 month ago)
Based Wendover
papa bits (1 month ago)
The new system by NAV Canada will end all of this with a new satellite service,
B Mattingly (1 month ago)
That's insanity literally.
Jay (1 month ago)
What is the name of the piano music at 3:30? I heard it on Pandora !
itai bachar (1 month ago)
What is so difficult, in the 21st century, to build a floating radar? Or a space radar. Something. I dont get it.
Thomas Dahl (1 month ago)
The ocean waves for instance. How to power the radar. How to keep the radar in a fixed position.
Olivier (1 month ago)
Dislikers are flat earthers
Daiki Cipolloni (1 month ago)
@Wendover productions can’t you just put a big ass radar ship in the middle of the ocean?
Rob (29 days ago)
How would it hold in place? Who's gonna pay for it? How would someone power it?
Bucket List Badass (1 month ago)
I watched this from beginning to end. This qualifies me as both a commercial pilot and air traffic controller. When do I get my certificates? lol
4jeffryangelus (1 month ago)
London? who still wants to go there? it's no longer the " entry" into Europe. soon it won't even be a part of Europe. the entrance to Europe is in Amsterdam.
Roland Cole (1 month ago)
Just so it's clear: In the 1930's and 40's, the Boston Cubs USED to be a hockey team in Boston. The Boston Bears USED to be an AFL football team in Boston (has nothing to do with the Chicago Bears)
Meny Speyer (1 month ago)
I'm having a major existential crisis over your "Radio services terminated, good night"
The Hit Lister (1 month ago)
Check this and tell me what you think. https://youtu.be/U-U2T7yXljE
Hunter Nelson (1 month ago)
737 going 16mph below the sound barrier? Somebody should put one into a dive an break the sound barrier in a 737, for the memes, obviously.
Hunter Nelson (1 month ago)
Its a joke
Thomas Dahl (1 month ago)
It might desintegrate if you do that. Every plane has a max speed for a reason.
S C (1 month ago)
4: 22 Boston has two way points in honor of their teams, Kubbs and Bears? Ummm that's Chicago.
hovertank_master_Adam (1 month ago)
4:13 bruh is that the guy from blue's clues.
Nick Roddy (1 month ago)
yeehaw
Shabba Ranks (1 month ago)
actually a plane didn't hit the pentagon. dislike.
Alek L. (1 month ago)
BA244 fly waypoints smoke weeed every dayyy until reaching death
Jerry Hibler (1 month ago)
Very interesting, I enjoyed this very much. But shouldn't it be the patriots and the Celtics?
TeamSigma (1 month ago)
holy shit we found the guy from blues clues
Pep Outdoors (1 month ago)
BA flight 114 flew regular airspeed, however they had significant speed relative to the ground. Through the air they were going 545, so no danger of breaking the sound barrier. However, their speed relative to the ground was 745 mph. His statement about the sound barrier was misleading.
Crank Lab Explosion - lab central (1 month ago)
4:11 Steve took a new job when Blue died
GuitarDudeBoii (1 month ago)
I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would
David Musser (1 month ago)
Keep lying. You're going down with the deep state. NASA big deep State player major black hat. Here comes the pain. Q sent me.
Toby (2 months ago)
WEEEE WLLLL NEVVR FORGT SEP11
Phillip Latifundist (2 months ago)
Going against earth rotation ?
Rob (29 days ago)
They aren't going to space so I think it doesn't matter?
vikram lakshminarayanan (2 months ago)
That was super informative. The most useful 5 mins I’ve spent browsing the internet. Thanks very much.
Jimmy Lopez (2 months ago)
The Cubs and bears? Those aren't Boston's sport teams.
Pyrus (2 months ago)
Dallas has waypoint ANIME, just thought I’d let you know
Toasty_42069 (2 months ago)
H
Dominick (2 months ago)
Wait Boston has two waypoints named after their teams the Cubs and Bears! The Fuk?