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Hammer Time Again!  
User currently offlineNsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1739 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!

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User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

Where do you depart from?

User currently offlineNsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

LAX-SFO is my departure points, to NRT. I was told today this is what happens over Alaska due to the mountains and weather, I don't know?

User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

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.

User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1541 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....!

User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Oh, thank God, you're only talking about turbulence.

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...


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1404 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.



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1391 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.

XJR



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