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Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:15 am

A 747 or what? The aircraft that makes you LEAST air sick due to its stability in bad weather...  airplane 
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:27 am

The one thats on the ground, sorry, couldn't help myself.

I would say the modern aircraft would be better, airbus fly by wire where the computer changes the aircraft all the time to keep the aircraft trim and level.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:29 am

A343? In my opinion, the 747 shakes the most during turbulance. Airbuses seem to handle it the best.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:33 am

For dealing with turbulence bigger planes are almost always better. Heavier airplanes will not move around as much. So the 747-400 should be the best and the A380 should surpass that.

One thing you might encounter on a 747 however is that there can be a lot of turbulence when you are flying over the ocean across different latitudes. So you might be shaking on lot in a 747, but it would be worse in a smaller plane. But for the most part widebodies are almost always smoother unless you are talking about business jets that have higher maximum operating altitudes and can often times find some smoother air above flight level 410.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:36 am

The effect of turbulence on an aircraft is almost directly related to its wing loading. The higher the wing loading, the less acceleration the turbulence will cause.
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:47 am

FWIW, you don't want to be on a 737 or A320 during moderate turbulence.
B747/L1011/B757 are ok however
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:53 am

When I see a wing on a 747 during turbulance, I swear it looks like the wings are flapping and I am on a huge bird  Smile

Id have to say my best experiance is on a 777. A CRJ is my fav plane but when you get in some good turbulance, boy does that little thing move around.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:54 am

Worst flight of my life was Memphis to Huntsville on a Saab 340. We were flying through the remnents of some tropical storm. The turbulence got so bad a woman in back passed out and had to be met by medics when we landed. After the first 5 minutes of it, I kind of started to have fun though! So I assure you, it's not a Saab 340. I've found relatively speaking 757 handles it well though.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:53 am

320, is good you get a nice ride, but i don't get sick in planes, my uncle dropeed 5000 feet in 1/2 second out of Victoria BC once when travelling with the PM.
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:53 am

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 8):
320, is good you get a nice ride, but i don't get sick in planes, my uncle dropeed 5000 feet in 1/2 second out of Victoria BC once when travelling with the PM.

That is a slight exaggeration since going 5000ft in 1/2 second corresponds to about 6800 mph. Airbus designs some good planes, but I don't think any of their A320s can go Mach 10.

Now a few hundred feet is a little more likely in a second.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:57 pm

Quoting Tu204 (Reply 2):
A343? In my opinion, the 747 shakes the most during turbulance. Airbuses seem to handle it the best.

Couldn't agree more!!!!!
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:28 pm

yes the 757 is graet never been on anything smaller than a 732 and that was updown up down job
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:31 am

Yes, I think the Heavies handle the turbulance better than the lightweights-ie an ERJ...the wings of a 747 look like their flapping in really heavy turb's.  covereyes   eyepopping 
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:18 pm

When I saw the title, I thought you were looking for an aircraft that bounces around a lot during turbulence. That's my idea of fun!  Wink

Otherwise, from my experience, a B747 or B777.
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:55 pm

I agree the larger 747 should handle it the best. But, I've had some really good experiences on 767's in turbulance.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:28 pm

Concorde. You won't care about the turbulence at FL350 because you'll be 25,000 feet above it cruising at Mach 2.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:29 pm

I absolutely love turbulence. So give me any aircraft, EXCEPT the Bae Jetstream 32, OMG, we effing dropped 100 feet, and that scared me quite a bit.

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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:03 am

I flew from Singapore to Zurich on an SIA Megatop yesterday and we had turbulence almost all the way, sometimes moderate (above Sri Lanka and Iran mainly). The captain had to stop cabin service for a while. I think the 747 behaves best in turbulence.

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
The aircraft that makes you LEAST air sick due to its stability in bad weather

I never got airsick in a plane, even approaching MAD in the middle of summer in a bouncing little CRJ...
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:58 am

I had a nice wild ride in a CRJ200 this afternoon, those damned big winglets flapping about make it look worse than it is, just like a 738. Turbulence on a 744 isn't really fun because the plane seems to flex and creak and rattle more.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:14 am

Interesting question. From my experience the A320 series handle turbulence quite well.

Quoting Andz (Reply 18):
Turbulence on a 744 isn't really fun because the plane seems to flex and creak and rattle more.

I agree with you totally on this, having had a few B744 rides now.

The B737 NG's don't seem to handle turbulence as well as the Classics. They are quite a stiff ride in turbulence in my opinion.

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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:28 am

CV-880 /990. They were built like tanks.
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:35 pm

Dash-8 Q-200

i love that thing in crap weather
 
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:59 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 18):
Turbulence on a 744 isn't really fun because the plane seems to flex and creak and rattle more.

I agree with you as well. I love being in the very back of a 747-400 flying across the Pacific and hitting rough turbulence. I know it sounds crazy, but it such a good ride. I always feel safe in one of the jumbos. I wonder how the A380 will handle turbulence? Knowing Airbus' excellent engineering history, probably quite well.
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RE: Best Aircraft When It Is Turbulence?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:26 pm

Quoting Deputydawghere (Reply 22):
I wonder how the A380 will handle turbulence? Knowing Airbus' excellent engineering history, probably quite well.

The worst turbulence I have ever experienced was in a 346 and the plane rode it well, very little of the rattle and hum I have heard in a 744. Okay the 744s are older than this 346 was but I guess time will tell.
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