From: ChelseaTractorMan on 16 Apr 2010 05:40
On Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:44:58 +0100, Bod <bodron57(a)tiscali.co.uk>
>What I don't understand is, how come emergency flights are taking off?
>I can only assume that they are flying very low.
I imagine so.
Mike. .. .
Gone beyond the ultimate driving machine.
From: Mike P on 16 Apr 2010 06:23
On 15 Apr, 20:57, "Mr Pounder" <MrPoun...(a)RationalThought.com> wrote:
> "Halmyre" <no.s...(a)this.address> wrote in message
> > In article <82p1klFne...(a)mid.individual.net>, bodro...(a)tiscali.co.uk
> > says...
> >> On 15/04/2010 18:40, GeoffC wrote:
> >> > Bod wrote:
> >> >> If the ash cloud is at 55,000 ft, why can't the planes fly at, say,
> >> >> 40,000 ft instead?
> >> > Or 55,010 ft?
> >> > --
> >> > Geoff
> >> What I don't understand is, how come emergency flights are taking off?
> > Probably propellor driven?
> > --
> > Halmyre
> > This is the most powerful sigfile in the world and will probably blow your
> > head clean off.
> This answers everybody.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8622099.stm
National Geographic's Air Disasters did an episode about that incident
First part here... other parts linked to in the side panel
From: Raymond Keattch on 16 Apr 2010 17:59
On 15/04/2010 18:40, GeoffC wrote:
> Bod wrote:
>> If the ash cloud is at 55,000 ft, why can't the planes fly at, say,
>> 40,000 ft instead?
> Or 55,010 ft?
In an emergency, the aircraft would have to descend through the ash.