Nsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Every time I go to Asia it seems like all hell breaks loose about 3-4 hours into the flight! been going NWA and UA from the West coast.. are we hitting a known area of bad air someplace? I love to fly but this really sucks!
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
Consistently the worst turbulence I've been in is on LHR-SIN / LHR-BKK flights over the Bay of Bengal - pretty much every time I've flown over that area in daytime we've been affected by turbulence on the upper end of moderate. Always quite a few worried faces on the aircraft....!
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3032 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1485 times:
Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 5): The thread title made me think MC Hammer was making a comeback, and that I might be forced to gouge my eardrums out or something...
Haha, that's what I thought too.
Back to the topic, I have encountered some VERY rough air over the mountains of southern Alaska, right near ANC, en route between JFK and NRT. I think this is fairly common in that area, so perhaps that could be it.
XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2485 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1472 times:
Quoting ComeAndGo (Reply 3): turbulence occurs where hot weather collides with cold weather. In Europe it's on the south side of the alps. In America around the rockies. It's usually around a mountain chain.
Turbulence is simply a change in air around the airframe of an aircraft. It occurs pretty much anywhere with anything, not just with warm fronts colliding with cold.