ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1222 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 15167 times:
Messing around on the Tube and stumbled on this....a BA 777 from EZE to LHR on 17 June getting smacked around appox over the Brazil border. Check out the pitch and yawing about 5 min into the vid...just watching it made me kinda queasy lol.
johruk From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 14469 times:
It looks bad, but I have to wonder just how bad it was....I HATE turbulence and have been in some pretty bad stuff, but I wonder looking at the guy in row in front he seems to be moving around, taking his jacket off etc without punching the guy next to him! Could there be a lot of extra camera movement? If it was so bad I would have thought any movement would have been a bit more difficult if it was so bad....just my own view and glad I was not on that flight! And maybe difficult to tell but there does not seem to be a huge amount of Wing flex....but like I say might just be me!
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8658 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 14408 times:
It's hard to tell how bad it is. Obviously some bumps and cabin crew are sat down but doesn't look toooo bad. I love turbulence. The more the better. In smooth air, there is no sense of the aircraft's speed but you can infer a sense of how fast you're going when you hit a few bumps. Thanks for sharing this video.
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viasamsy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13416 times:
The palm of my hands and feet became all sweaty when I watched this.
I had been in turbulence like it flying on a Delta E175 for almost 45 minutes and as much as I like flying it was a borderline terrifying experience.
windowflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 13289 times:
Definitely would not say the more the better, but I too enjoy a little rough patch now and then. It gives you a better sense of situation I find, and a deeper awareness / appreciation of flight in general.
That being said, I have 14 flight segments coming up this August and would definitely not enjoy anything as bad as that.
aerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3186 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12878 times:
Wow, shaky!! I do like the odd bit of turbulence, as a passenger & when working. In the back of a BA 744 once I was really being bumped around, & in work I felt meself lift off the jumpseat & I'm not the smallest gal. One day I am waiting for that scary unexpected turbulence
[Edited 2012-06-30 16:17:26]
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Phen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12410 times:
Wow that looks quite bad, I would be a nervous wreck in that situation despite my love of flying. What gets me is the screaming of other passengers. I think being on a flight like that at night is something I would really not enjoy.
Quoting aerdingus (Reply 7): In the back of a BA 744 once I was really being bumped around
Yes indeed I was at the back of a BA 777 not long ago and was surprised at how uncomfortable it was - for the whole TA crossing we were tossed around- it seems to me that the aft of a 777 is noticably more bumpy than other types, but I may not be seasoned enough to make that judgement!
ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1222 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12346 times:
It does not really get interesting until about 5 minutes into the video. The very audible sounds of galley equipment crashing, some startled screaming and OHB contents slamming tells me it was pretty bad. The video poster said that once then landed in LHR, the Capt. apologized for the discomfort...and admitted in his 30something years of flying, that was the worst.
CZ346 From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9521 times:
Quoting windowflyer (Reply 6): That being said, I have 14 flight segments coming up this August and would definitely not enjoy anything as bad as that.
I totally agree. I was on a leg from HKG to EWR earlier this year that took off and was very smooth for about an hour, and all of a sudden hit some turbulence around Taiwan that rivaled this, and maintained a pretty bad degree until we got near the Kamchatka Peninsula. It got a little better, but still bad all the way till we were over Calgary. Nobody could get ANY sleep. I like turbulence, but on a 15 hour flight I also enjoy sleep...
NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1979 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9165 times:
Quoting johruk (Reply 3): It looks bad, but I have to wonder just how bad it was....I HATE turbulence and have been in some pretty bad stuff, but I wonder looking at the guy in row in front he seems to be moving around, taking his jacket off etc without punching the guy next to him! Could there be a lot of extra camera movement? If it was so bad I would have thought any movement would have been a bit more difficult if it was so bad....just my own view and glad I was not on that flight! And maybe difficult to tell but there does not seem to be a huge amount of Wing flex....but like I say might just be me!
it's not just you. The movement of the camera seemed really exaggerated to me. He kept trying to stand up, but the plane was obviously being thrown around enough that he couldn't keep the camera straight. It actually became hard to watch the way he was swinging the camera around wildly. Having watched the video, i'm glad i wasn't on that flight. Like Phen, I'd have been a nervous wreck. That being said, I'd have been very glad to be on a 777, i'd be wishing I was on a 747-400 and i'd be thankful I wasnt on one of the numerous 737-800s and A320s that probably traverse that route on a daily basis. if it was that bad for a 777, i cant imagine what it'd be like flying through that on something 1/4 the 777's size.
Yes, I'd like to see airbus go under so Boeing can have their customers!
earlyNFF From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7340 times:
I remember a situation like this on a North Atlantic track, eastbound. It continued for almost an hour, no way out of it.
Traffic left and right, above and below.
From what I´ve seen here, I would say very uncomfortable, but not yet SEVERE turbulence.
As I saw on the IFE, the flight was in the vicinity of Iguassu Falls, more or less. Reason for that turb was most probably so called lee waves. They are generated when strong winds are disturbed by high mountains, here the case with the Andes. You can have it even hundreds of miles beyond the place of origin.
I encountered real severe turb only once, in a 40+year career. Of course, over the Andes, on a leg SCL-EZE. The inbound leg from EZE was quite smooth, flying abeam Aconcagua. The return was via the southerly route, over volcano Maipó.The aircraft being very light for a 2h light, we had crossed 35000ft already with a good ROC, when, all of sudden, we got a punch like Muhammad Ali hit your stomach, in his best years. Thereafter, speeds and attitudes out of limits. We could hardly read the instruments, and hardly get the hand on the throttle. Even with idle power, the plane would hardly descent, so we were in an extreme updraft. (happy glider flying!) When we got out of that updraft, speed dropped so dramatically that we had to add thrust, even with a 15° nose down attitude. Eventually we managed to get to FL 330, were we could continue normally.
Crossing the Andes is nice to see, but always be careful!
stratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1707 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6217 times:
I would have to say I would hate to be on a ride like that although I was once. But early NFF is right that is no where near severe that is moderate to heavy moderate. Although it would be severe to me since I really do not have the love of a rough ride like others on here. If that was the worst ride that captain had in 30 years he was pretty lucky. Even though true severe is rare most airline captains that have that much time have usually encountered severe at least once especially those who fly in the mountainous regions on a regular basis.
willd From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5516 times:
Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 16): Yep--in fact, if you turn up the volume at the very end of the video, starting around 8:00, you can hear an announcement from the captain saying it was "about as bad as we've ever seen."
Indeed I heard that also. What surprised me was how quickly it seemed to stop.
I love flying but do not like turbulence. Worst flight had to be on DL1 to LGW ex ATL back in around 2007 on a 764, in fact IIRC the first fitted with AVOD, flight deck crew again commented on how it was the worst they had experienced. Not nice at all, and as someone pointed out, heavy rough air in the dark is not great!
type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
Usually Youtube videos have titles like "Worst Turbulence EVER!" and all they contain are a few small bounces here and there.
This one really shows how bouncy turbulence can be! I liked the part where the guy doing the filming shows himself tightening his seat belt. As for the screaming women on board..... it could have been much worse with food & drinks flying about.
Remember even though you may feel like you are on a roller coaster with stomach drops and all the plane is still flying. Don't worry until you see the wings fold upwards or downwards.
EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5443 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5320 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 20): The flight was over land near the Brazilian border at the time according to the OP. There are probably dozens of 738s and A320s flying in the same airspace at similar altitudes every day.
I wouldn't wanna be on a B737 or A320 considering the turbulence experienced in the video was onboard a B777!
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4702 times:
Here is a turbulence tip.
If the flight gets bouncy and your drink is starting to slosh around in the cup, put the swizzle stick back in it. That'll prevent the drink from leaving the cup. That is of course if the entire cup doesn't depart for the ceiling!
: I absolutely hate turbulence and this is definitely one of the worst videos I've seen of it (because most of them are utterly tame), but I still don't
: The two worst times for me were both crossing or around the Andes. 1) AR 737-200 MDZ-AEP. Just 10 mins after takeoff the plane started pitching, roll
: The worst I had was in Australia flying from PER to ADL. It was extremely hot, but overnight a cold front had rolled in. During the flight, the captai
: Cheers... I based my quote on what I read / watched on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gao3SIT3IY at about 3mins 15secs The passenger's in th
: Now please explain the swizzle stick physics to me?
: I don't know the physics behind it but it works. I found this out one morning carrying a very full cup of hot coffee to my chair in the lounge. The co