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The plane dropped 5000 feet!
Flying - Fear of Flying
Thursday, 02 February 2012 14:38

Air Turbulence Tips

Dear Capt Lim,

I get very scared when the plane jumps around in the air.

Once when I was flying from England to New York, the plane dropped about 5000 feet in seconds; everything flew everywhere. I am scared since then that the plane will fall out of the sky.

Give me good reasons not to be scared please.

Michelle,

Hi Michelle,

I do sympathize with you as to why you get so scary when the plane jumps around in the air. If you are a frequent flyer, I believe you would have got used to turbulence now. Turbulence is nothing to be afraid of as long as you are strapped in when requested by the seat belt signs or through the announcement by the Flight Attendant. If you have gone through many of my answers on this topic, I said turbulence is not really an issue of safety but rather one of discomfort.

I am not sure how you could verify that you actually dropped 5000 feet. I wrote about this topic in the Travel 3Sixty magazine here. 

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