Category: Turbulence

  • Tom Bunn Video on Turbulence

    This is just a quick video from Tom Bunn (who runs the SOAR fear of flying course) on the fear of turbulence. It includes a great description of what turbulence is, and also mentions why you don’t tend to hear pilots reassure you very often when we enter turbulent air….. they just don’t understand that […]

  • Video: Is Flying Safe – Turbulence Explored

    I’ve just uploaded a new video to YouTube of the moderate turbulence I encountered today at work. I’d love to hear your thoughts…. Please post your comments below or on YouTube, and please feel free to suggest some other subjects I could use for future videos. Press play to watch the video below;

  • The Fear of Turbulence: Video of Turbulence on easyJet Flight to Milan (MXP)

    Hello fearful flyers, just a quick video for you today to show how little the aircraft actually moves during turbulent conditions. I managed to capture this video on a recent flight as a passenger. It shows a view of turbulence from a passenger window over the wing. You will see the wing moving around slightly, […]

  • How Does Hot Weather Cause Turbulence?

    As the summer is pretty much upon us now, it is a good time to discuss a certain form of turbulence that will be common over the next few months. Often you will experience turbulence just after take-off and/or before landing despite it being a clear sunny day, with no clouds. So, why? What causes […]

  • Fear of Flying: An Email About Turbulence

    I receive many emails from readers regarding the fear of flying. Many of them follow the same theme though, and this one that I received yesterday is relatively typical. I thought it would be helpful to post the email and my response here for all to see. Obviously names are left out.

  • Media Reports of Continental Flight 128: Severe Turbulence

    Ok, as I have said over and over again here, turbulence is not dangerous as long as you are following the guidelines and have your seatbelt fastened. Media reports – once again – are misleading. It is amazing to see the level to which they twist words and headlines to make the event seem more […]

  • Dealing With Turbulence Anxiety

    When there is anxiety about the uncertain outcome of some event, we naturally seek some means of control, so that the matter works out to our benefit. When seeking control as the means of securing a good result, anything that seems to defy control can feel threatening. That seems to be a factor in fear […]

  • Fear of Flying: Turbulence

    Many nervous flyers will be scared of turbulence. But, truth be told, turbulence is nothing to worry about. In fact, turbulence is a mere annoyance to us flight attendants as it always seems to start when we are trying to drink coffee or fill out paperwork! What is Turbulence? Flight attendants call turbulence ‘bumpy air’ […]