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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-04-15 10:11
Subject: Okay ...
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It's not just Scotland.

I see that BAA are suspending all flights out of Heathrow and Stansted.

(Looks out of window)

Is that just overcast, or is it volcanic dust?

Looking at the map, they appear to be following the precautionary principle, so we probably don't actually have dust over us right now, not down here, but they don't want to send planes up into something that might cause severe damage to turbojets. (Not since the scary time a 747 lost all 4 engines and nearly came down as a result.)

ETA: following crazyscot's link will bring you to this page of graphics file links, of which this one shows the latest forecast.

ETA: farewell, Denmark. They're closing their airspace at 1600Z.
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User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2010-04-15 09:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Norway's airspace is closed now, as is the Swedish airspace north of Stockholm (they closed the airspace in the north of Sweden last night).
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-04-15 09:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Looking at the maps, I'd expect Finland to follow.

Totally on a different matter, are you still in ACCU, and if so, would you be happy to second my nomination for Secretary?

(I can give it up any time, honest! This is only the tenth year ...)
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User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2010-04-15 10:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, the renewal was the last receipt I sent in before I stopped being a contractor. In other words:

"As a fully paid-up member of ACCU, I nominate Alan Bellingham for the post of secretary."

That ok?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-04-15 10:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fine, and thanks
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