Latest Clear-air turbulence Stories

Expect Bumpier Flights As Climate Change Progresses
2013-04-09 09:42:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ““¦ And as a reminder, the captain recommends that you keep your seatbelt fastened while seated throughout the flight.” The above was once regarded as overly cautious advice. However, new research from the University of Reading indicates that keeping your seatbelt fastened may become a strict and necessary requirement for those crossing the Atlantic in the coming decades. Their analysis of climate change...

2008-10-08 15:00:26

THE recent incident involving Qantas airlines and clear-air turbulence, which injured many passengers over Australia, should be a wake-up call to all air travellers. I guess many passengers did not have their seatbelts fastened. As a former air traffic controller , I flew with many airlines and on one occasion experienced the impact of sudden clear-air turbulence, when the aircraft dropped several thousand feet without warning. Since that time, I have always ensured that my seatbelt was...

2007-07-26 08:50:44

Sometimes the "friendly skies" can have a sudden change of heart. Turbulence can materialize from thin air and jolt the smoothest of flights. Research at NASA's Aviation Safety and Security Program has tapped into decades of aeronautics research to make commercial air travel more secure and more comfortable. Rough air can rip off airplane engines, break wings in half, and fling food carts to the ceiling. Statistics also show that turbulence encounters by commercial transports are the leading...

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