Friday, December 22, 2006

They don't have the foggiest

In the days leading up to Christmas, Heathrow Airport has been fogbound continuously. The result has been a significant reduction in the number of flights. Aircraft must rely on the Instrument Landing System (ILS), rather than using visual flight rules. A larger gap between aircraft is then necessary, to ensure that the ILS radio signal is not blocked by the aircraft in front.

At the time of writing (22nd December 2006) there have been three days of fog, and the weather forecast is stating that this will persist for several days more.

This is quite unprecedented in recent years. In general, fog dissipates during the course of the day, which allows some catching up with the schedule of arriving and departing flights. If fog does persist, it is unusual for it remain for many days, as the weather patterns in Britain are very changeable.

Heathrow Airport is the home airport of British Airways.

The controversy regarding the wearing of a cross by their employee Nadia Eweida is well known, resulting in many Christians calling for a boycott of British Airways flights.

Maybe God does exist after all, and He is punishing British Airways. If so, He certainly has a sense of humour. Choosing the busy time leading up to Christmas demonstrates a masterful comical timing!

British Airways is quite happy to profit financially from the surge in passenger numbers at Christmas time, without acknowledging the reasons behind Christmas. This fog will certainly hurt them financially.

So the message to even the largest of businesses must surely be: If you are going to mess with anybody, don't mess with God.

Humanity needs peace not Islam.


At 11:01 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed he works in (mist)erious ways ;-D


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