nsfguy
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Hammer Time Again!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:08 am

Every time I go to Asia it seems like all hell breaks loose about 3-4 hours into the flight! been going NWA and UA from the West coast.. are we hitting a known area of bad air someplace? I love to fly but this really sucks!
 
ComeAndGo
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RE: Hammer Time Again!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:47 am

Where do you depart from?
 
nsfguy
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RE: Hammer Time Again!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:05 am

LAX-SFO is my departure points, to NRT. I was told today this is what happens over Alaska due to the mountains and weather, I don't know?
 
ComeAndGo
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RE: Hammer Time Again!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:48 pm

turbulence occurs where hot weather collides with cold weather. In Europe it's on the south side of the alps. In America around the rockies. It's usually around a mountain chain.
 
star_world
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RE: Hammer Time Again!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:35 pm

Consistently the worst turbulence I've been in is on LHR-SIN / LHR-BKK flights over the Bay of Bengal - pretty much every time I've flown over that area in daytime we've been affected by turbulence on the upper end of moderate. Always quite a few worried faces on the aircraft....!
 
exFATboy
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RE: Hammer Time Again!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:02 pm

Oh, thank God, you're only talking about turbulence.

The thread title made me think MC Hammer was making a comeback, and that I might be forced to gouge my eardrums out or something...
 
FoxBravo
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RE: Hammer Time Again!

Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:09 am

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 5):
The thread title made me think MC Hammer was making a comeback, and that I might be forced to gouge my eardrums out or something...

Haha, that's what I thought too.

Back to the topic, I have encountered some VERY rough air over the mountains of southern Alaska, right near ANC, en route between JFK and NRT. I think this is fairly common in that area, so perhaps that could be it.
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xjramper
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RE: Hammer Time Again!

Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:14 am

Quoting ComeAndGo (Reply 3):
turbulence occurs where hot weather collides with cold weather. In Europe it's on the south side of the alps. In America around the rockies. It's usually around a mountain chain.

Turbulence is simply a change in air around the airframe of an aircraft. It occurs pretty much anywhere with anything, not just with warm fronts colliding with cold.

XJR
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