What Can I Learn About Airports?

In this section of NoiseQuest, you will find videos on operations, information on types of airports, as well as information about Air Traffic Control.

National Airspace

Video Links

For a quick look at Air Traffic Control Operations, check out this FAA Air Traffic Control Video.

To see A Day in the Life of Air Traffic Over the US, check out this NASA Video.

What does this same thing look like around the world? Check out this video from the Zurich School of Applied Sciences.


  • Size
  • Runway characteristics
  • Traffic volume
  • Types of available airplane landing approaches usually involving air traffic control
  • Types of operations including solo, commercial and noncommercial passenger and cargo, and military
airplane photo

Photo Credit: Ken Plotkin, Wyle