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Old 19-04-2010, 02:31 PM   #21
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Did you heard that it was snowing in where the Cherry Blossom trees are in Tokyo while this was going,coincedence I think not.Something really big is
going on here!

And also coincidental, No Planes, no vapour/exhaust + Clear Blue Sky and Sunshine
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Old 19-04-2010, 02:57 PM   #22
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Rather than looking upon it as a problem, Our Governments should be looking upon it as an opportunity to devise plans for when aircraft cannot fly due to there being no fuel left.

Also think how much this is helping with our greenhouse gas emissions PLUS the suplhate emissions from the volcano tend to cause atmospheric cooling!

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Old 19-04-2010, 03:56 PM   #23
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Not to mention the bumper bonus for the coach, train, car hire and ferry companies this has caused. And all those people on airport flight paths getting some peace and quiet.

So not everyone is unhappy with the current situation, it all rather depends on who you are, or rather where you are and where you want to go.
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Old 19-04-2010, 09:47 PM   #24
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Joke on Radio 2 today, a guy rang in and asked if he could talk about the volcano on air right now or should he let the dust settle first.
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Old 20-04-2010, 06:43 AM   #25
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I missed most of the news on this event, here is the BBC's take on the situation:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8625813.stm

I didn't realise the extent of the problem, the area's affected are HUGE
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Old 20-04-2010, 07:10 AM   #26
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Saw a headline yesterday that said 1.3 million tonnes of carbon emmisions had been saved with all aircraft that are grounded. Er, what about a certain volcano that has been erupting all week, has that not been spewing out carbon then? It was reported a while ago that the worlds volcanos produce loads more carbon emmissions in a year than man does! The green lobby like to overlook this sort of thing
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Old 20-04-2010, 08:37 AM   #27
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I live 2 miles from Newcastle Airport which opened at 7.00am.

I thought it would have been like the escape from Hoth but there's nothing taking off.

Of course stuff can only fly North (Doh!) so the only flights are to Aberdeen. Even Belfast is still cancelled.
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Old 20-04-2010, 11:03 AM   #28
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Something really big is
going on here!
This isn't a particularly big volcano. There are volcanos erupting all over the world. It's just that they don't normally send their ash over air lanes. It's just unfortunate that the wind is pushing it in our direction!

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Old 20-04-2010, 06:48 PM   #29
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Joke from todays Metro paper, along the lines of -

"I was walking down the street today and got hit on the head by a chocolate gateau and a lasagne - must have been the fall-out from Iceland"
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Old 20-04-2010, 10:48 PM   #30
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Ever heard of the old saying,this is just the low before the big storm starts.I don't think that the vocano hasn't fininshed lashing out
it's full strength and fury from Iceland yet.
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Old 21-04-2010, 07:49 PM   #31
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Ever heard of the old saying,this is just the low before the big storm starts.I don't think that the vocano hasn't fininshed lashing out
it's full strength and fury from Iceland yet.
Well that volcano might be calming down a bit, however there are several more adjacent to it that could possibly erupt if the pressure builds to much, its very much watch this space ATM.
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Old 21-04-2010, 07:53 PM   #32
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I'd say it was pretty serious looking at this:



From here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredrik...7623722362673/

All flights from the Isle of Man are grounded except one airline who's craft are small enough to legally fly under the affected airspace...
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Old 23-04-2010, 05:43 AM   #33
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Diagram how volcanic ash destroys a turbofan jet engine.Volcanic ash tends to stick to a jet engine’s interior parts, such as the turbines, where it melts to form a glassy coating. This restricts air flow and heats up the engine, leading to engine failure.

Photo: Finnish Air Force


These photos are from a Finnish Air Force F-16 Falcon engine taken last week.Notice the corrosion,glassy coating,and the melting of the engine.They used a boroscope to get these images.

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