Monthly Archives: April 2012

Have you ever flown through a Hurricane? (Turbulence Part II)

Still not sure that you think the airplane can withstand the worst turbulence?  Well, it’s hard to imagine any more turbulent of air than that of a hurricane.  When these storms make landfall they have been known to level houses … Continue reading

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What causes turbulence when flying?

Turbulence Part I Once of the most common causes of anxiety or fear on airplanes, even for the most seasoned flyers, is turbulence.  In the atmosphere, turbulence is defined as “a state of fluid flow in which the instantaneous velocities … Continue reading

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“Bad weather always looks worse through a window.”

If you are afraid of flying, it doesn’t seem to make a difference how often you fly or why you happen to be on that particular flight.  It is just an altogether unpleasant experience.  One in five passengers, whether they … Continue reading

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Do we really need to “turn off all Portable Electronic Devices” when on an airplane?

Most passengers would really like to know…. Do Personal Electronic Devices (PED’s) really interfere with airplane communications and navigation systems?  A string of recent events has given airline passengers a reason to question whether or not they really should turn … Continue reading

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JetBlue pilot has midair meltdown

Only one pilot?  No problem. Recently, the Captain of a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas, exhibited strange and erratic behavior, which after being convinced to leave the cockpit, ultimately resulted in him being subdued by passengers and … Continue reading

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-Why it’s okay to be afraid to fly-

“If God wanted man to fly, he would have given him wings.” -George Melville There is certainly some truth in that quote, especially when it comes to the fear and anxiety that some people experience when it comes to flying.  … Continue reading

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