akiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 550 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6212 times:
Pretty decent for anyone not acquainted with aviation. Whenever I meet someone nervous about flying, especially when it comes to wing flex on takeoff, I try and explain the vast amounts of testing that goes into the wing and, if I can, show them pictures of the wing tests (they are pretty dramatic)
One thing that irritated me though, FAA = Federal Aviation Administration, not authority. Come on journalists, it takes 2 seconds to fact check that.
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Stratofortress From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5461 times:
Just tell them to picture themselves on a speedboat. Most people enjoy speedboats and skipping atop the waves. If you describe the turbulence and airplane in a similar fashion most people will relax a bit.
BEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4894 times:
Quoting akiss20 (Reply 6): I show em up to 2 seconds prior to snapping
I tell them the wing snapping storry as well. I messed up once really bad, I told this poor (already green faced) guy that he has nothing to worry about, we have 30,000 feet below us, quite a bit of space to bump around as much as we want.
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cbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1532 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4169 times:
If we are in turbulence, and a passenger is clearly scared of it, I usually start talking to them a bit. Then I ask them, are they afraid of driving in cars? If the answer is no, then I tell them to think of turbulence, as if you are driving down a dirt road. Your in the same car, it's just a little bumpy, due to the road. Same principle when you are flying! It works some of the times..lol!