B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
Turbulence and you (passengers)...
If you knew about what can turbulence be, you would buckle-up AT ALL TIMES in your seats.
Time spent in the aisle would be the strict minimum for the pee-pee run...
Flight attendants deserve "hazardous duty pay"...
I know one who will never walk again in her life, due to spine injuries.
MITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
Well, how do you quantify turbulence? It's sudden acceleration that puts stress on structures (I think), so all you have to do is figure out how much force the a/c can take, and, given its mass, compute the critical acceleration.
Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
During testing...the Tu-154 wing was bent 14 meters from its original position before breaking. Tu-154s have extremely flexible wings as you can see which leads to them being almost "turbulence free" and a smooth ride in the end.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1823 times:
I think one of the problems that I have noticed consistently over the years is that what is felt in the cockpit, and what is felt in the back galley is dramatically different. I have had plenty of flights where the captain was totally unaware of how brutal it was in the back.