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MrMark
22nd May 2011, 09:17
Just stopping flights in Iceland at the moment

BBC News - Iceland volcano: Grimsvotn eruption hits local flight (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13489944)

SueEllen
22nd May 2011, 23:47
Wrong kind of ash.

Wrong direction of wind.

Hopefully both will stay the same or I'm f***ed.

jmo21
23rd May 2011, 08:16
******* Iceland!

Moose423956
23rd May 2011, 08:26
Wrong kind of ash.

Probably means the train service will be screwed then.

Pondlife
23rd May 2011, 08:35
Another week WFH. :yay:


This week I will mostly be wearing slippers

wxman
23rd May 2011, 09:40
IMO there is a REAL risk that UK airspace will have to shut down.

Upper air winds will carry ash directly from Iceland to the UK and France Tues/Weds/Turs.

shame because I have a flight booked toDenver from london on Friday.

To look at the latest guidence and ash forcasts - select the newest image from this web site

Met Office: Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/vaacuk_vag.html)

d000hg
23rd May 2011, 09:47
There's also a proper gale forecast unless that changed, winds up to 70 or even 80mph.

cailin maith
23rd May 2011, 09:59
IMO there is a REAL risk that UK airspace will have to shut down.

Upper air winds will carry ash directly from Iceland to the UK and France Tues/Weds/Turs.

shame because I have a flight booked toDenver from london on Friday.

To look at the latest guidence and ash forcasts - select the newest image from this web site

Met Office: Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/vaacuk_vag.html)

Oh bollocks.

I usually look forward to your posts but this one..... I am not impressed with.

Flights better be running on Thursday, so he can come home!! :tantrum:

doodab
23rd May 2011, 10:00
With any luck this will mean I am stuck here in two weeks time and get to drink more quality beer.

Clippy
23rd May 2011, 13:31
Wouldn't it be funny if UK airspace, like last time, is closed for a week - particularly with Obama here!

What could we get him to do in his week off?

Anyone have any radiators that need bleeding?

wxman
24th May 2011, 05:58
Looking at the latest UKMO Ash advisory graphic - I am expecting London airports to close this evening!

Met Office: Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/vaacuk_vag.html)

I have a flight booked to Denver on Friday (2 weeks stormchasing) which should be OK as from Thursday, prevailing winds will blow the Ash East over to the North Sea.

doodab
24th May 2011, 06:06
What could we get him to do in his week off?



He could have a quick look through the statute books and get rid of some of the cruft.

monkeyboy
24th May 2011, 07:18
Looking at the latest UKMO Ash advisory graphic - I am expecting London airports to close this evening!

Met Office: Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/vaacuk_vag.html)

I have a flight booked to Denver on Friday (2 weeks stormchasing) which should be OK as from Thursday, prevailing winds will blow the Ash East over to the North Sea.


I so hope you are right, on hols to spain on Saturday morning. Mother-in-law panicing already.....

She's paying so can't complain about going with the the Mother-in-law.

Churchill
24th May 2011, 07:23
Oh well, there's always the ferry.

dang65
24th May 2011, 09:23
My son's supposed to be flying home from Afghanistan this week. There will be massive psychological repercussions if he doesn't get his beer on Friday evening. He's mentioned it pretty much every day for the last three months. :mad

stek
24th May 2011, 10:35
Panic over, it's not a volcanic ash cloud it's just Man City opening their trophy cabinet for the first time in 35 years...

wxman
25th May 2011, 08:23
Look like the Volcano has stopped erupting – phew this means that I can catch my flight to Denver on Friday :banana:

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog | Blog about Icelandic volcanoes and earthquakes (http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/)

Sysman
25th May 2011, 08:50
Wouldn't it be funny if UK airspace, like last time, is closed for a week - particularly with Obama here!

What could we get him to do in his week off?

He could try to fix the economy.

Oh. Hang on a minute.

Or he could go to Ireland and try to track down his ancestors, 'cos that's what US Presidents tend to do.

Oh. Hang on another minute.

jmo21
25th May 2011, 09:14
Look like the Volcano has stopped erupting – phew this means that I can catch my flight to Denver on Friday :banana:

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog | Blog about Icelandic volcanoes and earthquakes (http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/)

News reports today suggesting the existing ash cloud will blow back across the whole of the UK on Friday.

Get analysing that data , I want a full report by dinner time!

:smile

Sysman
25th May 2011, 09:16
Or he could go to Ireland and try to track down his ancestors, 'cos that's what US Presidents tend to do.

Oops. Someone beat me to it (http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/66975-barack-obama.html)

Sysman
25th May 2011, 09:19
News reports today suggesting the existing ash cloud will blow back across the whole of the UK on Friday.

Get analysing that data , I want a full report by dinner time!

:smile

From the Beeb, Iceland volcano ash closes airspace in northern Germany (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13535054)

gingerjedi
25th May 2011, 12:20
I don't want to see anyone die but... I'd love to see Michael O'Leary's face if one of his planes came down with a pair of seized engines. : Devil

Willie Walsh was on R4 this morning, he said tests had found 4mg per cubic metre of air which was about a teaspoon, he went on to say that it was a very small amount.

I can only guess as to how much air passes through a jet engine but I would imagine a cubic metre isn’t in there very long, thats a lot of ash Shirley?

RichardCranium
25th May 2011, 20:19
I don't want to see anyone die but... I'd love to see Michael O'Leary's face if one of his planes came down with a pair of seized engines. : DevilThey covered this on the World Service in reasonable detail yesterday.

There was the Ryan Air bloke complaining bitterly about CAA's incompetence preventing Ryan Air from flying. He said Ryan Air had flown a test flight and proved there was no ash. He also said "There is no ash cloud, it is a myth". In short, he was demanding compensation from the government.

A meteorologist working on the ash cloud tracking was up next: he was clearly furious. "It was very kind of Ryan Air to do a test flight at 41,000 feet and find no ash, JUST LIKE WE SAID THERE WOULDN'T BE. It is in strata at lower levels than that. They flew that flight based on data we provided to create a false impression."

So, Ryan Air intentionally are lying to try to claim compensation while trying to give the wrong impression that flying is safe. Surely the directors could be prosecuted for something?

Anyway, Mrs RC's suggestion: "Ryan Air should be allowed to fly provided every flight carries one Ryan Air director, and the child of another Ryan Air director."

Churchill
26th May 2011, 06:08
They flew that flight based on data we provided to create a false impression."

So, Ryan Air intentionally are lying to try to claim compensation while trying to give the wrong impression that flying is safe. Surely the directors could be prosecuted for something?



Not until the shit hits the fan.

Err well technically not until the plane hits the ground after the ash blocks the combustion chambers. :nerd