An air traffic control gallery opened at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park last week.
Featuring interactive exhibits highlighting the past, present and future of the service, a high-fidelity Air Traffic Control Simulator will give visitors a real sense of what it is like to be an air traffic controller at a NATS control centre or major airport today.
Visitors can observe aircraft movements on a panoramic three-screen virtual airport.
Or get more involved by taking up a position at the simulators and experience, hands-on, being a controller while a member of the museum team acts as a pilot, flying the simulated aircraft in response to commands from the visitors.
Tim Reynolds, Chairman of TNMOC, said: “We had a fascinating day talking to some veteran Air Traffic Control engineers and their counterparts today who actually took a lead in putting together the fantastic display. Already it’s creating a huge amount of interest and this long weekend we expect to see lots of visitors.”