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Volcanic ash drifts over Europe – Monitoring of flights via ADS-B

All flights into and out of the UK have been suspended because of a cloud of volcanic ash high up in the atmosphere.

And Mike Butcher at Tech Crunch Europe has written a little piece about it that graphically illustrates the situation.

FlightRadar24 has a network of 100 ADS-B receivers around the world that picks up info from planes equipped with ADS-B, then displays the info on a map.

Mike Butcher (FRSA) is currently Editor of TechCrunch Europe. In addition he is involved in a project to bring European technology entrepreneurs and investors together in a club environment called TechHub (@TechHub), in London initially. A long time journalist, Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman.

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