How Iceland Air Kept Flying When British Airways Was Grounded

12/24/2010 10:13 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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.