Singa_air_rulz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
I was on my way back from japan, our plane experience major turbulence! People were screaming and shouting! Even some grown men looked extremely tense! Then the plane dropped for about 4 seconds ! That was one of the worst experiences in my entire life! Later, a senior flight steward whom my mom knew told us that the plane had actually dropped over a 100 meters!
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
Although it was undoubtedly frightening, you weren't actually in any real danger (providing you had your seatbelt fastened). You probably hit an air pocket, that's all. These things happen every day and the a/c are built to withstand it.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25187 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2085 times:
I was once on a Sunways MD83 flight from BHX to Dalaman when we encountered severe turbulence over Germany . Food was sent flying everywhere. Apart from that, all my other turbulence experiences have been weak.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5510 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
I was on an AWA A320 from PHX-LAS last year, and most of the pax were taking a quick nap, until we hit a little air pocket. You felt the quick drop in your stomach, I remember the overhead bins shaking, and people waking up freaking out. I was probably the only one smiling (give me more!).
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 695 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
I had a shocker of a trip once on a Fokker F27 in rural Australia where I lived at the time. There was this enormous thunder storm and the plane was shaking violently and lightening flashing outside. Many people were sick and in a small aircraft many became ill from the smell.
The funniest sight was this city businessman who unbuckled his seat belt, opened the overhead bin, put on his coat and took his briefcase to the back door of the plane and asked the FA to be let out because he had enough!
Watch that last step sir, It's a big one!
We landed safely enough and in reality we were never in real danger but boy was that a rough one.
Shuttle3echo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
when you go through turbelence try this
lift your legs up and all that you we feel is your bottom moving around!
sounds silly but it actually works!
Its mainly due to the fact that the forces of motion are moving up your leg from the floor so take this away and there you have it!
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6297 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
Like five years ago me and my family were travelling to Orlando and we were flying on board an AA 727-200 . When we started descending into Orlando , Orlando was being hit by a Thunderstorm , the descent was very rough and the plane shook around alot and all of a sudden a lighting according to the pilot hit the wing of the aircraft . I sware the lights went out for a second or so but that was violent . You could see everyone pretty scared . But everything ended up fine.
Tekelbery From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
Well I just found out today that my teacher experienced this. It was on a Midwest Express flight from LaGuardia to Milwaukee. The plane shook around so much one guys juice went flying up to the ceiling and he was drooping wet with juice. LOL They were really holding on. And Midwest Express being nice like always, they gave the guy a dry cleaners voucher. It wasn't even their fault and they were going the extra step. I appload you YX!
OverseasBHX From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1857 times:
I totally agree with Ryanb741! Last year, on our way back from MEL to LHR, we hit bad turbulence over the Bay of Bengal and later on, same flight, over Tehran and southern shore of the Caspian Sea (actually the worst experience I've had, though I guess possibly a joyride compared to some of the opinions I've read here!).
Then last month, again on our way back from Australia (PER) to LHR, again over the Bay of Bengal, more bumps! Phew! A bit naughty, that Bay of Bengal!