Latest update on the volcanic ash situation - 16 May

Sunday 16, May 2010


Latest update on the volcanic ash situation - 16 May


For the period 1900 today (local time) until 0100 tomorrow (Monday) London’s main airports will still be clear of the no-fly zone imposed by the CAA due to the high density volcanic ash cloud.


The ash cloud continues to change shape and move further south to just north of Oxford during this period.  This brings Birmingham and Norwich inside the no-fly zone in addition to those airports already affected.  The northerly extent of the no-fly zone in England now includes Teesside, stopping just short of Newcastle, and tracking northwest in a line just north of Carlisle, which remains in the no-fly zone. 


Airports inside the no-fly zone in England and Wales now include Carlisle, Teesside, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Blackpool, Ronaldsway, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Doncaster, Norwich, Birmingham and East Midlands.


In Scotland the no-fly zone includes the Western Isles, Campbeltown, Prestwick and Oban.  All airports in Northern Ireland remain inside the no-fly zone during this period.


Free and Fun - Air Traffic Controller Simulations

Got stuck because of the volcanic ash? Get ready and try to deal with congested airspace yourself as an Air Traffic Controller in these amazing little free applications from Big Fat Simulations.




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