Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This is a terrific little article about turbulence, from an airline pilot. I learned some useful stuff.


Tabor said...


STAG said...

Twenty years of working on airplanes...never saw any damage from turbulence. Saw a lighting strike, many bird strikes, some technician errors, some hard landings, and a couple of "old airplane" failures.

The biggest danger here in Ottawa was ice on the runway and the ramp. We can't use salt to melt it y'see, and we can't put down sand for traction because that might get sucked up into the engines. We had a couple of airplanes drive into snowbanks when the pilots could not control the prop pitch.

So I agree with the article...its not the bumps you have to worry about.

Cerulean Bill said...

It's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop?