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Terre

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2010, 04:01:48 PM »
Does anyone know if there is any kml layer for google earth with the Iceland volcanic ash layer? It would be interested to plot it inside RadarBox 3D.

The only overlays I know of are satellite images available at: http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2010/04/imagery_of_the_volcanic_ash_cloud_f.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GoogleEarthBlog+(Google+Earth+Blog)

However, I've made a "quick-and-dirty" kml layer myself, which is roughly based on the metoffice.com projectory given for 17042010 0000Z. See the attached file.
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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2010, 04:04:45 PM »
It's been flying steadily at FL9950. 

A Do228 at FL9950. Let's hope their pressure suits and helmets are working OK. :o)

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2010, 04:39:21 PM »

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #108 on: April 16, 2010, 04:45:25 PM »
Volcano costing airlines $200 million (USD) per day

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9F48S100&show_article=1
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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2010, 05:43:21 PM »
The cheek of it :-). Icelandair ICE433 EGPF to BIKF !
OCK Hold watcher ;-)

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2010, 05:54:46 PM »
Something to look out for tomorrow morning, 17/4. BA are to operate some flights from North America into the Scottish airports.

•BA174 From New York (JFK) - Arriving in Glasgow (GLA)
•BA176 From New York (JFK) - Arriving in Prestwick (PIK)
•BA182 From New York (JFK) - Arriving in Glasgow (GLA)
•BA194 From New York (EWR) - Arriving in Prestwick (PIK)
•BA284 From San Francisco (SFO) - Arriving in Glasgow (GLA)
•BA268 From Los Angeles (LAX) - Arriving in Prestwick (PIK)

There may well be others.

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2010, 05:58:30 PM »
Something to do tomorrow ! Just noticed ICE431 same route!
OCK Hold watcher ;-)

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2010, 06:04:12 PM »

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #113 on: April 16, 2010, 06:09:55 PM »
The cheek of it :-). Icelandair ICE433 EGPF to BIKF !
Hilarious irony - here is screenshot

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #114 on: April 16, 2010, 06:49:18 PM »
The irony of Icelandic flights being amongst the first to depart and arrive from UK continues...

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2010, 07:31:25 PM »
Live streaming video of the volcano -->

http://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-thorolfsfelli/
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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #116 on: April 16, 2010, 07:54:34 PM »
Flying through an ash cloud?  Here's what Boeing says you should do.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2010/04/flying-through-an-ash-cloud-he.html
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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2010, 08:33:13 PM »
Got home from work to read that Scottish and Northern Ireland airspace would be re-opening from 1900 - expected to see loads of traffic via the network.

My landline broadband dead - have just reconnected via 3 mobile phone dongle instead! Now reconnected. Appears I'm not missing much!

Only flight I can see over UK is TOM128 (G-OOBK) a B763 (westbound transatlantic) - skirting the North Antrim coast. Passengers on left hand side window seats would have (may have) seen a great view of the Giant's Causeway if there was any daylight left - doubtful!

Chris

PS (slightly off subject) coast road from Belfast to at least as far as Portrush (hugging the coast all the way) has to be done - rates as one my favourite driving holidays ever!

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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2010, 09:49:41 PM »
Hi all, unbelievable, fired up the RB - My Flights 0, Network 207.   Only a few around SE France/N Italy, plenty over Portugal and Spain.   The skies in SW Cornwall are quite dramatic - no vapour trails at all - last time that happened was 2001.
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Re: Volcano stops flights
« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2010, 10:00:11 PM »
Anybody else catch the interview with the scientists on D-CALM on their return to earth this evening?

Not happy bunnies - some seriously nasty stuff up there apparently and clearly the results they brought back are not going to ease the situation.

"Speaking as an aeronautical scientist, I would not want to put a big jet up there"

Nuff said.