|Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 2):|
I have flown into MAD a lot of times and have almost always experienced some bumpiness on approach. You find the most bumps in the summer months.
After the fifth time you get used to it.
I think the bumpiness has to do with the heating of the earth.
|Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 4):|
In many hot climates, turbulance is caused by the ground reflecting the sun's energy back into the atmosphere through a process known as convection. The air is naturally unstable in convective air due to how much energy that the various area of ground can absorb. The various 'cells' of heated air interact with one another, causing turbulance. Windshears and eddies can also result.
|Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 6):|
Turbulance is turbulance no matter the aircraft.
Humidity plays a small role as well.
Also, bodies of water tend to absorb great deals of heat, so you will feel little, if any, turbulance if you were landing on a coastal airport, or on an island.
|Quoting Bullpitt (Reply 8):|
Hi nice comments very positive. IB has done a big effort to improve it's puntuality and at the moment we are not the worst although MAD needs to open it's new runways to allow the companies to improve on puntuality as it's often due to congestion at the airport.
|Quoting Philb (Reply 10):|
If you think approaches to Madrid are bumpy, try Reno NV on an August evening when the temperature has hit around 105 by mid afternoon. That can be brutal - and very interesting to listen to if you have a radio or if you are on United and listening to Channel 9
|Quoting Philb (Reply 10):|
If you think approaches to Madrid are bumpy, try Reno NV on an August evening when the temperature has hit around 105 by mid afternoon
|Quoting Philb (Reply 13):|
you get parallel landings, even in turbulent conditions. Listening to crews trying to maintain lateral separation, the glideslopes and required approach speeds and giving ride reports to help following aircraft is very interesting - moreso when you are on board.
|Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 15):|
I was used to this but my mom was freaked
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