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Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10911 times:

A 747 or what? The aircraft that makes you LEAST air sick due to its stability in bad weather...  airplane 

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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10919 times:

The one thats on the ground, sorry, couldn't help myself.

I would say the modern aircraft would be better, airbus fly by wire where the computer changes the aircraft all the time to keep the aircraft trim and level.



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User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1163 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10919 times:

A343? In my opinion, the 747 shakes the most during turbulance. Airbuses seem to handle it the best.


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9489 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10892 times:

For dealing with turbulence bigger planes are almost always better. Heavier airplanes will not move around as much. So the 747-400 should be the best and the A380 should surpass that.

One thing you might encounter on a 747 however is that there can be a lot of turbulence when you are flying over the ocean across different latitudes. So you might be shaking on lot in a 747, but it would be worse in a smaller plane. But for the most part widebodies are almost always smoother unless you are talking about business jets that have higher maximum operating altitudes and can often times find some smoother air above flight level 410.



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10871 times:

The effect of turbulence on an aircraft is almost directly related to its wing loading. The higher the wing loading, the less acceleration the turbulence will cause.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10834 times:

FWIW, you don't want to be on a 737 or A320 during moderate turbulence.
B747/L1011/B757 are ok however



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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10813 times:

When I see a wing on a 747 during turbulance, I swear it looks like the wings are flapping and I am on a huge bird  Smile

Id have to say my best experiance is on a 777. A CRJ is my fav plane but when you get in some good turbulance, boy does that little thing move around.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10805 times:

Worst flight of my life was Memphis to Huntsville on a Saab 340. We were flying through the remnents of some tropical storm. The turbulence got so bad a woman in back passed out and had to be met by medics when we landed. After the first 5 minutes of it, I kind of started to have fun though! So I assure you, it's not a Saab 340. I've found relatively speaking 757 handles it well though.


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User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10745 times:

320, is good you get a nice ride, but i don't get sick in planes, my uncle dropeed 5000 feet in 1/2 second out of Victoria BC once when travelling with the PM.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9489 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10738 times:

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 8):
320, is good you get a nice ride, but i don't get sick in planes, my uncle dropeed 5000 feet in 1/2 second out of Victoria BC once when travelling with the PM.

That is a slight exaggeration since going 5000ft in 1/2 second corresponds to about 6800 mph. Airbus designs some good planes, but I don't think any of their A320s can go Mach 10.

Now a few hundred feet is a little more likely in a second.



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User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10658 times:

Quoting Tu204 (Reply 2):
A343? In my opinion, the 747 shakes the most during turbulance. Airbuses seem to handle it the best.

Couldn't agree more!!!!!
cheers: LPLAspotter



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10657 times:

yes the 757 is graet never been on anything smaller than a 732 and that was updown up down job

User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 10636 times:

Yes, I think the Heavies handle the turbulance better than the lightweights-ie an ERJ...the wings of a 747 look like their flapping in really heavy turb's.  covereyes   eyepopping 

User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10585 times:

When I saw the title, I thought you were looking for an aircraft that bounces around a lot during turbulence. That's my idea of fun!  Wink

Otherwise, from my experience, a B747 or B777.


User currently offlineSfomb67 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10549 times:

I agree the larger 747 should handle it the best. But, I've had some really good experiences on 767's in turbulance.


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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10531 times:

Concorde. You won't care about the turbulence at FL350 because you'll be 25,000 feet above it cruising at Mach 2.


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10465 times:

I absolutely love turbulence. So give me any aircraft, EXCEPT the Bae Jetstream 32, OMG, we effing dropped 100 feet, and that scared me quite a bit.

Alex



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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10458 times:

I flew from Singapore to Zurich on an SIA Megatop yesterday and we had turbulence almost all the way, sometimes moderate (above Sri Lanka and Iran mainly). The captain had to stop cabin service for a while. I think the 747 behaves best in turbulence.

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
The aircraft that makes you LEAST air sick due to its stability in bad weather

I never got airsick in a plane, even approaching MAD in the middle of summer in a bouncing little CRJ...


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10425 times:
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I had a nice wild ride in a CRJ200 this afternoon, those damned big winglets flapping about make it look worse than it is, just like a 738. Turbulence on a 744 isn't really fun because the plane seems to flex and creak and rattle more.


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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10416 times:

Interesting question. From my experience the A320 series handle turbulence quite well.

Quoting Andz (Reply 18):
Turbulence on a 744 isn't really fun because the plane seems to flex and creak and rattle more.

I agree with you totally on this, having had a few B744 rides now.

The B737 NG's don't seem to handle turbulence as well as the Classics. They are quite a stiff ride in turbulence in my opinion.

Ryanair737


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10404 times:

CV-880 /990. They were built like tanks.

User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10392 times:

Dash-8 Q-200

i love that thing in crap weather


User currently offlineDeputydawghere From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10308 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 18):
Turbulence on a 744 isn't really fun because the plane seems to flex and creak and rattle more.

I agree with you as well. I love being in the very back of a 747-400 flying across the Pacific and hitting rough turbulence. I know it sounds crazy, but it such a good ride. I always feel safe in one of the jumbos. I wonder how the A380 will handle turbulence? Knowing Airbus' excellent engineering history, probably quite well.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10298 times:
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Quoting Deputydawghere (Reply 22):
I wonder how the A380 will handle turbulence? Knowing Airbus' excellent engineering history, probably quite well.

The worst turbulence I have ever experienced was in a 346 and the plane rode it well, very little of the rattle and hum I have heard in a 744. Okay the 744s are older than this 346 was but I guess time will tell.



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