Who's Online

We have 1551 guests online

Live Traffic Feed

Life in the Skies

'A Local Bestseller!'

What Tony says
(See here)
and Book Launch video here
 
What others say

Les Posen
(See
here)

Yvonne Lee
(See
here)

Louisa Lim & Allan Koay
(See
here)

Aireen Omar, Asran & Bo Lingam
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

Latest Comment

Does a jet aircraft
There is almost no curvature, because the Earth is

Does an airline capt
I dont think the interview on our side (nautical)

A successful SIA Cad
I am a 3rd year student in Singapore polytechnic.

Cadet Pilots and Pil
captain how to in to the pilot career, becausee i

The twin-engine vers
Dave, in short, it depends on the severity of the

Engine Failure of QA
I heard the Captain of that flight was undergoing

What are the eyesigh
Sir, I am interested to become an airline pilot! T

My Boyfriend is Deat
4 engines plane more safe, remmember passenger pla

Eyesight requirement
HELLO SIR; I have a specks of 1.0 no. so can i eli

Cadet Pilots and Pil
hi capt lim, i want to know that does the cadet pi

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here
 
Home > Air Turbulence > Is it possible to have a fairly smooth ride on small aircraft?
Is it possible to have a fairly smooth ride on small aircraft?
Weather - Air Turbulence
Monday, 14 November 2005 09:46

Hello Captain Lim,

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your site. It has helped to calm more than a few of my fears about flying.

My question is this: Yesterday, I flew home from Newark, NJ to Boston, MA on an Embracer 135 and the ride was - well, coming to my mind - frightening! Granted that our area was experiencing a North Easterly storm that was bringing wind gusts up to 60-70 mph, the ride was the most turbulent that I have ever felt before.

I had never flown on a small jet before - rather usually on the Boeing 737 or 747 aircraft. I found out that I have to make the trip again in a week*s time and I am curious to know how the aircraft will respond in more "normal" conditions.

I know that you have stated in other answers that the smaller aircraft tends to be affected by turbulence more so than a larger aircraft, but is it possible to have a fairly smooth ride on one of these small aircraft?

Thanks,

Bob,
Fall River, MA


Hi Bob,

Yes, the turbulence felt on a smaller aircraft is more pronounced than on a bigger one like a Boeing 747-400. It is just like comparing a journey on a smaller steamer and an ocean liner - sometimes you hardly feel the waves on the ocean liner because of the size!

However, I must say that, if caught in severe turbulence - even on a big airplane like a Boeing 777, Airbus A330/340 or a Boeing 747-400 - it can be rough too. If you fly on a bad day, no one can escape the bumpiness of the flight!

Yes, on a "normal" day with some light turbulence, a small plane like the Embracer 135 can give you a fairly smooth ride too.

I can direct you to two websites to check on the turbulence reports or forecast. Please go here and here to see if your flight will be turbulent on the day of your flight.

Wish you a smooth flight on your next journey!

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here

Recommended By..


LIFE IN THE SKIES

'A Local Bestseller!'

Recommended by

Patrick Smith
Boston USA
(See
here)

Capt Meryl Getline
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

Capt Doug Morris
Canadian Airlines
(See
here)

Capt  Robert J Boser
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

View Book Launch video here

Follow me

@CaptKHLim

Like What You Read?


If you like what you read, more stories are found in my book LIFE IN THE SKIES (Preview here) and you can purchase a copy here. To check for any latest updates or postings, you can follow my Twitter at @CaptKHLim or Facebook here

MH 370 Interviews

Click here to View

10 Most Popular Posts



Disclaimer | Privacy
2004 - 2011 © AskCaptainLim.com | Site Concept by eQuilec.com