Do you know how many flights journey each day? A lot.

If you only take civil aviation, one can estimate 115,000 flights per day on average this year.

Want to see how it actually looks like? Callum Prentice has created a really cool visualization of those around the globe. In 3D. And which you can play with (amazing use of WebGL!)

Transatlantic streams.

Transatlantic streams.

You won't probably find 115,000 flights as he has used data from OpenFlights, our app of the week on episode 005, which also means it's not real-time (though he admits would love to have that for v.2—here's the GitHub repository for those curious)

It doesn't matter to me, it remains mesmerizing. 


✈︎ LISTEN: OpenFlights is the App of the week (49:51)

✈︎ LISTEN: Short stories on innovation: visualizations and plane routes (56:35)


✈︎ Captain's hat tip to Gen Kanai