Tuesday 27 Nov, 2007

Flights of fancy

Ever wonder how busy the skies get with air traffic? Ever imagine what all those planes might look like?

Well, graphic artist Aaron Koblin most certainly has.

Gadling tipped us off to Aaron, who has created some stunning visuals depicting flight patterns over the United States in a 24-hour period. The images that emerge are fascinating representations of U.S. air traffic. It’s particularly interesting to see various hubs come to life across the country at different parts of the day, and how the flights illuminate the outline of the United States.

The New York Times’ Dot Earth column wrote more extensively about Aaron’s art last week and also included the YouTube link: