Boston Logan Airport As Seen In Time Lapse Video

by Kate Auletta Subscribe to Kate Auletta's posts Posted May 20th 2011 01:30 PM

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BostonAirborne, a YouTube site run by Chris Eagle in Boston, posted "Elapsed Time: Heavy Traffic," a time lapse video of Boston's Logan airport condensed from one hour and ten minutes of tape into just under 3 minutes.

Eagle's video would have been longer, he noted, but local law enforcement showed up and reportedly said neighbors were concerned.

The video shows planes taxiing, taking off and landing in rapid succession. Though sped up, it is amazing to see the volume of traffic handled at Logan airport (viewers watch 51 planes take off, Gizmodo counts).

We particularly like the music, which adds to the manic pace of traffic.

WATCH below:


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pjgard64

i didnt see one 4 engine plane take off

May 21 2011 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
docush9

well for every plane taking off theres at least one plane comming ,if thats not enough to make the run ways hot ,

May 21 2011 at 9:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rccthatsme

SO I am not th eonly one who wants to get the heck out of Boston!

May 21 2011 at 9:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

Wow ! I definately am leaving from the wrong airport after haveing to sit on the Tarmac for at least 3 hours.

May 21 2011 at 8:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra

I love the way these planes get to the end of the runway and then seem to go straight up.

May 21 2011 at 6:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sweet14u51

Imagine that many flight in real time. Such as the aircraft during WW2. Something most of us will never see, and those that have are disappearing. Love this video

May 21 2011 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hi bev

Odd they singled out Logan when so many other airports have similar issues.

May 21 2011 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Trent

How do air traffic controllers fall asleep? Mind boggling.

May 21 2011 at 5:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jus4cte

OOOH WEE!!!! Just looking @ it scares the b-jesus out of me! whew!! I guess taking about 10 valiums would do the trick! That's a lot of planes and only 3mins. in between? what the fudge!

May 21 2011 at 4:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Stuart

Did no one at ABC proof read the text on the Facebook description? Or did they just run spell chack and call it a day?

May 21 2011 at 12:07 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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steves1709

People still use facebook??

May 21 2011 at 6:26 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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