Posted by: neilh10 | December 25, 2010

The Icelanders at work

The Huffington post reports that, during the freeze that all but shut down the UK airports, two Icelandair pilots decided to take matters in to their own hands:

When planes were at a standstill in England, and in Europe, the pilots of an Iceland air plane that was about to take off were informed they could not do so, as there was not enough snow clearing equipment to clear a path for the refueling car. Rather then facing an overnight stay, the captain and co-pilot, took matters and shovels into their own hands. Some 15 minutes of shovelling later, the path was cleared, the plane refueled and went airborne.

That is how Icelandic pilots deal with winter challenges. Perhaps Britain and other countries could learn from that example.

I don’t know if this is true, but I can imagine it might well be.

Happy Christmas!

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