How do weather delays improve safety when flying?

Weather delays can be extremely frustrating when you are trying to get somewhere.  Likewise, passengers with a fear of flying may feel a bit anxious about traveling to an airport or region that is experiencing storms. Fortunately, there is nothing to worry about, as all modern airliners can operate safely in pretty much any kind […]

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How does weather cause delays when flying?

When you are traveling somewhere, being delayed can be extremely frustrating.  Have you ever been delayed due to weather, but a friend at the destination is telling you that the weather is perfectly fine?  Or, maybe when you landed at your destination you saw that the weather was actually good, contradicting statements from the pilot […]

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What happens if the plane is struck by lightning?

For most of the country, summertime means sunshine, warmer temperatures, and unfortunately, thunderstorms.  While these storms and the associated heavy rain and bolts of lightning can be impressive spectacles to watch from the comfort of your own living room, some people find them to be pretty unsettling when viewed from their seat onboard an airliner.  […]

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What causes turbulence when flying?

Turbulence Part I Once of the most common causes of anxiety 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 exhibit irregular and apparently random fluctuations.” And I know what you are thinking: “what in the world […]

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