Listen to the clouds
March 14, 2017 6:08 AM   Subscribe

Live transmissions from airports around the world set to ambient music. For even more ambiance, combine with Astronaut.

Athens seems to be online right now.
posted by Foci for Analysis (15 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer airport.
posted by Foosnark at 6:21 AM on March 14, 2017 [2 favorites]

Too soothing for the AM. Kidding! Lovely.

I like hearing"cleared to land." Yay! You made it!
posted by vespabelle at 7:05 AM on March 14, 2017

This is actually really difficult for me to listen to because I feel like I should be paying attention to what the controllers are saying.

It's also a little confusing because it looks like liveATC (where he's getting the controller feeds from) aggregates frequencies for some of their feeds, so I'm hearing tower and ground and clearance delivery all at once.

Charlotte seems to be far enough outside of the blizzard to actually have some traffic this morning, so I'm listening to that. It sounds like it's the departure control frequency.
posted by backseatpilot at 7:18 AM on March 14, 2017

Inspired by a prior MeFi Post and Project to boot!
posted by avoision at 8:04 AM on March 14, 2017 [2 favorites]

I was like, let me try the busiest airports, JFK, LaGuardia... Total silence... Doh, it's the blizzard!
posted by Dragonness at 8:05 AM on March 14, 2017 [2 favorites]

posted by backseatpilot

posted by Celsius1414 at 8:15 AM on March 14, 2017 [1 favorite]

Listening to Dublin just for the accents, sorry not sorry.
posted by soren_lorensen at 8:17 AM on March 14, 2017 [2 favorites]

Currently busy working on a small craft on a milk sea. Upon reflection, I'll wait until Thursday afternoon when I'm back on land, then make a discreet reference to Music for Airports.
posted by davebush at 9:25 AM on March 14, 2017 [2 favorites]

Lovely stuff. This is precisely the chill-but-slightly-disconcerting vibe I need this morning.
posted by cortex at 9:35 AM on March 14, 2017 [1 favorite]

One thing that would make this better would be the ability to put just a hint of reverb on the airport chatter.
posted by schoolgirl report at 10:41 AM on March 14, 2017

It's like an infinite Godspeed! You Black Emperor track.
posted by miguelcervantes at 11:29 AM on March 14, 2017 [1 favorite]

Similiar to, which uses police radio feeds..
posted by mbatch at 12:56 PM on March 14, 2017

Love this. I think part of the appeal for me is the way it sort of provides a sense of global object permanence, an audio reminder that every minute, there are airports functioning all over the world, and planes taking off and landing at each of them, and people boarding and disembarking and going off to live out their own separate stories.

Also, it just sounds really pretty.
posted by eponym at 5:14 PM on March 14, 2017 [2 favorites]

I like this.
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 5:20 PM on March 14, 2017

for ORD it seems to be mainly ground control... I just heard a pilot get consigned to the "penalty box" for arriving too early for his gate to be open.

Which is to remind me, has anyone gotten Channel 9 to go for ATC on any UA flight recently?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:23 PM on March 14, 2017

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