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Originally posted by ThraexX
No worries mate, S&F it!
Weirdest thing, haven't seen a blue sky for years it seems. Contrails are visible here all the time. i can see a thin layer of ash smog here since two hours or so.
ps. haven't been here long enough to understand that this is a USA dominated site the way you stated. thought ATS was quite international.
Originally posted by Aelfrede
thanks for your response. I like your attitude :-) Great to have you participating in this thread. And I agree, it certainly is news, no matter where it is. Especially considering the impact, all this air space closing, never known anything like it.
Originally posted by Silverado292
I'm American and I'm reading this thread. I'm sure many others are also reading, I mean volcanic ash clouds over population zones is news no matter what country it is.
Originally posted by jrmcleod
... they could smell 'rotten eggs' today and heard on the news that the smell was the volcano.
All non-emergency flights in Britain were canceled until at least midday Friday, and authorities in Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium also closed their air space. France shut down 24 airports, including the main hub of Charles de Gaulle in Paris, and several flights out of the U.S. had to double back. At London's Heathrow airport, normally one of the world's busiest with more than 1,200 flights and 180,000 travelers a day, passengers stared forlornly at departure boards on which every flight was listed as canceled.