Who's Online

We have 1325 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

What are the cruisin
"how in the hell can you reach JFK if you leave fr

What are the eyesigh
tjsoihsdojfsioufs f post

What are the procedu
Hello Sir, I am currently B737NG Cpt.TRI /TRE hol

Could an A320 pilot
I plan to do ATR 72 -600 type rating , for that be

Is there less turbul
Flying from San Francisco to Philippines, end of M

What you have to do
Hi Capt . Im a grade 12 student and i really want

Does a jet aircraft
Earth is flat.

What factors lead a
Hi Captain Lim! Thank you so much Sir, you enligh

What do you think ab
i am from Taiwan, now planing to PEA, but after re

Etihad Airways Cadet
hi sir i am Ashutosh mahajan from india and my dr

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here
 
Home > Air Turbulence > Will a flight operate in moderate to severe turbulence?
Will a flight operate in moderate to severe turbulence?
Weather - Air Turbulence
Friday, 30 December 2005 22:34

Dear Captain Lim,

Your website is excellent - you have really eased my fear of flying. I had a flight last week when the Captain warned us that it would be "pretty bumpy" - and I was able to do fine. I know from the description of turbulence - that it would be "light" with a minute or two of "moderate."

My question is this: Will a flight operate for an hour or more continuously in moderate to severe turbulence? I understand that a flight will deviate around thunderstorms. However, I check the turbulence forecasts and see that sometimes, large areas have moderate to severe turbulence from 21,000 to 45,000 feet. I am afraid of a flight where I am subjected to moderate to severe turbulence for an hour or more continuously en route at cruising altitude. Have you ever had such a flight?

My fianc?e*s father believes that the flight would not operate (or be canceled) if such turbulence is present on route and cannot be avoided. I think he is wrong.

Please help me to settle this dispute. Thank you again!

Michael - Atlanta, GA

Hi Michael,


Yes, you are quite right. A flight will proceed but every effort will be made by the pilot to avoid the turbulence as much as possible. Obviously, if the turbulence were extreme, then the flights would be rerouted and not cancelled. I have operated in moderate turbulence for a period of time but have very often made attempts to avoid them as much as I could by rerouting or requesting for different flight levels.

You can read more similar FAQ
under the Air Turbulence Category.

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