Live series revealing the untold story of how Heathrow Airport is run.
In the final episode of the live behind-the-scenes series from Heathrow, Kate Humble is in the air traffic control tower, Dan Snow sees if he has got what it takes to be an air traffic controller and Anita Rani finds out how tomorrow's planes might offer a quieter future. Dallas Campbell, whose father used to fly 747s, is at the controls of a flight simulator to see if he can land an A380, the biggest passenger jet in the sky.
The third episode of the series looking behind the scenes at Heathrow Airport, revealing the people, systems and science that keep us flying. Kate Humble is at the heart of the airport in air traffic control, and the programme follows all the preparations that ready a long-haul flight for take-off. Dallas Campbell is in Heathrow's paint bay, finding out about the hundreds of markings that must be painstakingly painted on to every plane. And Anita Rani discovers that as you fly off on holiday, you could be sitting above anything from mango to mail, cars to cougars.