The manoeuvres pilots use to prevent a collision in the air

Air Traffic Control around the world is more advanced than it has ever been. There are strict rules on how close aircraft can fly to ensure that air travel is as safe as possible.

However, like all good safety systems, there should always be multiple layers of backups should the main procedures fail. Should ATC inadvertently allow two aircraft to become too close, there is one final system at the pilot’s disposal to save the day.

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