Photos: NASA's FutureFlight Central

NASA Ames Research Center on Wednesday offered a glimpse of its FutureFlight Central, a virtual airport designed to let planners, pilots and controllers from around the country hash out any proposed changes to an airport. With simulating software that can represent any airport in three dimensions, pilots and planners can train and test out new procedures and controls.

FutureFlight Central hosts live-action simulations for tower controllers, pilots and engineers, as well as a video and audio recording studio to evaluate the tests.

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