Ash? What ash?
April 17, 2010 7:46 AM Subscribe
Are the CAA and other European aviation bodies over-reacting to the current volcanic ash situation?
posted by Biru to science & nature (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The reason I ask is that I'm right in the middle of England and in all directions I see nothing but glorious blue sky. This comes on the back of the satellite image
from a few days ago showing a clearly defined and narrow strip of ash coming from Iceland, on track to pass the northern edge of Scotland. They've shut Gatwick and Heathrow, near London, for an ash cloud that was at the time more than 700 miles away, and even now does not appear to be showing its face.
I'm aware of what ash can do if you go through it (precedent of Speedbird 9).