Sunday, April 18, 2010

Peaceful Day 5 - Before and After The Volcano No Flights Zone

Day 5 of no flights. The skies and sound of London are now almost unrecognisable - residents who never complain of flight noise have suddenly realised how quiet it is, how they are sleeping better and for longer and feel much more relaxed. It seems the UK is having a holiday without having to go on holiday.

Before: Contrails line the sky above London and apparently contribute to the  south east of England getting less sun than other parts due to the heavy air traffic and contrails left:

After: clear blue skies, no cirrus, no contrails - a rare sight over London.