Published on February 4, 2014
How Dangerous Is Turbulence? Presentation by Neil Shearing, Ph.D. http://www.PhooeyToFear.com/
Turbulence Is A Big Concern People worry about turbulence... a lot! Either think plane is going to fall apart or stop flying To overcome the fear associated with turbulence, have to understand planes and flight mechanics. People don't learn these things, so fear persists.
Anxiety vs Phobia Note: Education helps anxieties and mild fears, not phobias which are extreme irrational fears.
Causes Of Turbulence Turbulence is caused by storms, which are avoided by flying around them, not landing or not taking off.
Causes Of Turbulence Turbulence is caused by planes taking off and landing, so they're spaced out.
Causes Of Turbulence Turbulence is caused by the sun heating the land, but it's usually mild. This turbulence is encountered at take off and landing.
Causes Of Turbulence Turbulence is caused by jet streams high up in the atmosphere. Planes make use of the jet stream to travel faster while in it. May encounter turbulence crossing into and out of the jet stream.
Turbulence: Physical Danger There is almost zero change of turbulence shaking apart a modern commercial airliner. No modern commercial airliner has crashed solely due to turbulence. Modern commercial airliners are able to withstand forces 150% more than ever expected to encounter.
Turbulence: Physical Danger Plane cannot be “shocked” out of the sky by turbulence. As long as the engines are providing thrust, air flows over the wings providing lift and the plane stays airborne. If thrust stops, the plane can glide for a long time. A 747-200 has a glide ratio of 15:1. From 37,000 feet up, it can glide for 80-100 miles!
Turbulence: Physical Danger Actual physical danger from turbulence is injuries from being thrown around. Most injuries are to flight crew. Most passenger injuries are to those not wearing seat belts. Keep seat belt fastened at all times when seated.
More Information FAA: Fact Sheet – Turbulence https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=14195 Phooey To Fear Website: http://www.phooeytofear.com/ Fear of Turbulence Kindle Book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HZS9N4Y http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HZS9N4Y
Krishna Holidays is a well established Adventure and Tour operating company in Ris...
Learn about Fastport Passport, we offer expedited passport and visa solutions nati...
Aircraft leasing is an important decision and before making such an important purc...
Private jets can be hired by companies and individuals to travel in jets in a more...
It’s scary. It’s uncomfortable. It spills your tomato juice. It’s turbulence—but how dangerous is it, actually? I have a very personal interest in ...
What is turbulence? Turbulence — called "clear-air turbulence" when it occurs in otherwise calm, blue skies — is caused when a mass of air moving at a ...
Like long security lines and bad coffee, air turbulence is one of the headaches travelers face when they decide to board an airplane. But there ...
Photo by WTL via Flickr. No frequent flyer is a stranger to turbulence. But what causes it, and how dangerous is it? Turbulence is the random, chaotic moti
Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, ... Everything about it seems dangerous. Except that, in all but the rarest circumstances, it’s not.
Lots of people have a fear of turbulence, but how dangerous is it really? In this video Neil Shearing, Ph.D. explains what causes turbulence and ...
What is turbulence? Turbulence occurs when the plane flies through pockets of rising and falling air called eddies. These can be caused by several factors.
Flight turbulence: Is it dangerous? A report published this week that claims flights on transatlantic routes could experience up to 40% more ...
Five myths about air turbulence. For many fliers, encountering air turbulence is the most challenging aspect of any flight. We spoke with two ...
Air turbulence: How common? And how dangerous? Comment; Share; Tweet ... When turbulence turns deadly. Although it may make some passengers uneasy, ...