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May 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Grímsvötn - now in Plane Finder & Plane Finder HD for iOS devices

Wow, this is all so exciting and we had great feedback about the integration of the ash cloud into that we beavered away and added it to our iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) apps.


So if you don't have the app already go ahead and click here to visit the app store.


Plane Finder



Added by Lee Armstrong on May 24, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Grimsvötn Volcano Day 2

Well we are at the end of a second day now and although the volcano has died down to a lot less activity it is still spewing out and with the strong UK winds it is sucking it all South.


Below is the VAAC chart on @ 1200 +12 hours so as you can see by tonight it will be just on the edge of Scotland!



Added by Lee Armstrong on May 23, 2011 at 16:22 — No Comments

Grimsvotn Volcano Overlay now live on!

We have been busy since the London VAAC produced the charts of the ash cloud and predictions.  We thought that is would be great to visualise the impact on traffic if the ash cloud does get bigger!



At the moment you can see that it is not too bad but if it does…


Added by Lee Armstrong on May 22, 2011 at 13:18 — No Comments

Another Icelandic Eruption - Grimsvotn

It is that time again when the European skies could be empty of planes once more!


The largest volcano on Iceland, Grimsvotn is erupting as we speak and spewing an ash cloud all the way up to 43,000ft!


If the winds are in the right direction and heading South then we could be in for another ground stop for all aircraft much like last time!


For those that missed it (or were asleep we had taken some screenshots of the last time this…


Added by Lee Armstrong on May 21, 2011 at 21:57 — No Comments

Man Overboard! Celebrity Eclipse!

A man has reportedly fallen overboard on the Cruise Liner "Celebrity Eclipse"!!!


Search and Rescue teams from both sides of the channel attended last night at 22.15 BST.  The ship is currently docking in Southampton just now.


We brought up the Ship Finder logs and can see it did indeed stop and look around quite a bit!  Guardian article is here....



Added by Lee Armstrong on May 21, 2011 at 6:00 — 3 Comments

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