Two months ago, an aviation filming fanatic known on YouTube as cargospotter uploaded this footage of London Heathrow. By running the footage at high speed, he reveals how tightly the planes are packed together into a landing queue. It's also interesting to see how much the wind buffets each plane on its way in—they look like insects trying to navigate a breeze:
Now making the blog rounds is a similar-yet-different video probably destined to go viral. Filmmaker and Cal Arts grad Cy Kuckenbaker shot 4.5 hours' worth of airplanes landing at San Diego International, then composited the footage together to depict an air traffic controller's worst nightmare:
Nice touch with the little straggler at the end.