Thanks Saab2000, well explained!
|Quoting Saab2000 (Reply 8):|
I still can't imagine how pilots flew around thunderstorms before there was weather radar!!!
Hopefully someone has collected information on flying in the old days. I'm pretty sure that we electronic humans are not used to try to solve problems in simple ways.
Just like some pilots trust more in the electronics than in a mixture of electronic info and visual ditto. That could be a reason why the Virgin 747 went into severe turbulence, as JulianK's told us about.
Next to that turbulence also appears in not so cloudy conditions. Maybe a reason why some scientists work on anti turbulence systems.
I think that EU sponsors such a project with airbus involved. So far they con only detect turbulence a few seconds before the plane hits the violent air. So the radar info about turbulence goes directly to the electronics in the plane. It then automatically tries to compensate on the rudders.
Yours in calm air
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