Friday, April 16, 2010

Talk about bad timing?

There is, it seems, just one plan in the UK that is equipped to measure the volanic ash in the atmosphere and make judgements on flying safety etc. It's a BAe-146-301 large Atmospheric Research Aircraft belonging to Facility for Atmospheric Measurements.

Where is it? Up in the sky? Nope, it's grounded "with all instruments removed prior to a repaint, and it would take at-least a week to get it airborne and fit for a science flight". What timing!

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