now some fun regarding super human powers and radiation shields I expected ...but Bad Doggie, you are just a perpertually miserable pooch. Your only seeming contribution ever to any thread is only at the attempted expense of others (psych 101 chapter on low self esteem). But carry on you miserable pound dog. I can assure you, I have read more on this topic than you, and thus have some concerns
(yes, concerns...hardly in panic mode here). Whether they turn out to be justified or not is what I am attempting to find out. As you are not being helpful, witty or even slightly amusing, why don't you simply go away (and I am VERY sure you needed to google ACE).
Anyway, back to people who actually contributed something
Thanks JML, that is one of the sights that I looked at a lot, because it has some very good information from actual scientists. I think pregnant women (and frequent flyers in general) can get a lot of "minimized" information. There is a move to have radiation monitors on planes and then have them fly lower during solar flares, and to make flight attendants categorized as a radiation exposed industry, and thus better regulate their exposure. Flight attendants have significantly higher rates of breast cancer than your average woman (is it linked to increased exposure???)
Eurovol - somewhere on one source I read they stated that a typical 10 hour flight nearer to the poles than the equator is the equivalent of 2 to 3 CXR's. At 10 such flights, one has reached the civilan recommended max for the year, if you went by the radiation limits allowed for people like XR techs.
green tea - the linked page with the solar space weather gives info on the aurora borealis visability.
The explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth: movie.
Sky watchers should be alert for auroras when it arrives on Dec. 14th.
Of course the chance of a problem is low, but there are very few real studies out there (for understandable reasons).
And yes during severe solar flares, one can reach their annual recommended max exposure or greater on one flight.