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Safe To Bank During Turbulence?  
User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

I just got back from GUM this morning and have a few questions.

Is it safe to bank during turbulence? For some reason I always think it's dangerous. In this case I don't mean mild ~ heavy turbulence, I mean just when it's bumpy up there.

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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9240 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting TimePilot (Thread starter):
Is it safe to bank during turbulence?

Yes, just with low level wind shear its recommended to have wings level.



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User currently offlineSuperD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

In simply "bumpy" air, it's perfectly fine. In heavy turbulence, it would probably not be recommended. It has to do with the load factor on the wings. In still air flight, the load on the wing equals the lift it generates. Significant turbulence can increase load factor. Banking does increase the load factor. Hence, the two together can be undesirable.

However, this is very significant turbulence we're talking about. With light chop, mild, or even moderate turbulence the load factor during a normal bank is nowhere near the airframe's limits. During heavy turbulence, such as inadvertantly flying into a thunderstorm with overhead bins popping open and people hitting their heads on the ceiling it would be advisable to keep the wings level. Obviously, airliners very rarely fly into these conditions where banking would be unsafe.


User currently offlineRendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

The banking capabilities of an airliner also depend on it's gross weight and the altitude it is flying at. The term "coffin corner" comes to mind.

User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Thanks for the responses!

I feel better now  relieved 


User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting Rendezvous (Reply 3):
The banking capabilities of an airliner also depend on it's gross weight and the altitude it is flying at. The term "coffin corner" comes to mind.

Can you explain what this is? Are there certain altitudes you don't want to turn? Or does it have to do with the degree of turn?



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