Just a quick question from a novice. Would it make a difference if the aircraft that were flying in the ash cloud were piston driven instead of jet. I would think the intake in a piston driven engine would not take in those particles as would a turbine. Just a thought. As I said I am a novice. Of course you know my next statement if the answer is yes.
I understand how the ash effects jets, but can commercial or non-commercial planes with non-jet engines fly through this without deleterious effects?