|Quoting PHKLM (Reply 2):|
Generally, all mountainous terrain is prone to turbulence.
|Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):|
In my experience - the Midwest from about Salt Lake City east as far as Chicago - can get v bumpy, especially over the Rockies. Also West Africa.
|Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 7):|
Over the Philippines!
|Quoting FlyVail (Reply 13):|
Flying in or out of DEN during the summer "monsoon" season is a recipe for bouncing. Especially when we get the mountain wave blowing across the plains, smacking into the Front Range and doubling back on itself.
|Quoting EMAlad (Reply 20):|
Never seen the wing of a 747 flex so much!!
|Quoting UAL747 (Reply 25):|
And let me tell you! Those wings will flap like a bird's up and down. If you happen to be sitting forward of the wing, it's amazing what engines 1 and 4 go through in moderate to severe turbulence! Damn near look like they'd break off! Hell, half the time in just, choppy weather, they warp all over the place anyway. Ha.
|Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 17):|
Also, I know chop is broken up into varying degrees. But, I'd like to know what the official definitions are. For example, a lot of people will say that hit 'severe' turbulence when they only experienced light to moderate chop. Using examples, can someone define all the degrees of turbulence from light chop, light turbulence, to severe turbulence?
|Quoting UAL747 (Reply 16):|
DEN is notorious for year round turbulence on approach. First, you are coming in hot and high, combined with the sheer blowing off the mountains into the flat Denver area, you always get a bit or a LOT of turbulence at that airport. Flown through there dozens of times and I have NEVER had a smooth descent and landing.
|Quoting RCoulter (Reply 23):|
I agree, especially in the summer in the afternoon if you get the zephyr winds coming down from the Sierras plus the 90+ degree heat, I have never had a smooth flight to LAS, always bumpy.
|Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 35):|
I would think Iraq and Afghanistan to be two of the most turbulent places in the world.
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