What is important to know about the turbulence
Anyone who has ever flown on aircraft, familiar uncomfortable and frightening sensation of turbulence, making you feel sorry that you have not chosen a different way to travel.
In fact, the turbulence is dangerous only for those passengers who consider themselves too smart or too independent to follow the instructions of the flight attendants and stewards. Here's what they say about this phenomenon the pilots themselves.
What is turbulence
The resulting turbulence in the air means that the liner was a zone divergent vortex flow. They give rise to fluctuations in the ship, which many passengers find incredibly dangerous. During the scheduled flight airplane enters turbulence several times - but you, as a passenger, you may not even notice.
In fact, the turbulence is not as dangerous as many passengers. On injuries in the plane, trapped in a zone of turbulence, have no more than 30%. And then, almost all the victims - a flight attendant who just do not have time to fasten your seat belts. That is, to protect yourself, you need only take a closer look at the scoreboard and not to neglect the instructions.
The unpredictable danger
Most passengers believe that the aircraft enters the zone of turbulence, quite unexpectedly. In fact, it is not. The pilots are well aware of the conditions behind and promptly take the necessary maneuver. Moreover, the ship captain is not the gift of receiving weather reports before the flight: he plans to advance all its actions.
An exception to the rule
Of course, there are exceptions here. Sometimes turbulence can occur in a completely clear sky. Weather radar is simply not time to detect it - and that's when the pilots do not have time to warn passengers in advance. Most injuries due to turbulence takes place in this case.
Chatter can somehow strongly airplane it will not hurt. Passengers feel that turbulence can disrupt the integrity of the skin of the ship and even tear off his wings. But ships are designed in such a way as to withstand a more serious overload. Turbulence is not able to cause any harm.
Information from a professional pilot
Captain Chesley Sallenberg who made the famous landing on the Hudson River, says that concern passengers there is no reason. Once in the zone of turbulence, the pilot takes one of two classical maneuvers either reduced or climbs to enter the territory of a cloudless sky. At the same time, and there is familiar to many passengers the feeling of the aircraft yaw from side to side. In fact, this is only from the speed reduction that occurs because of a strong headwind.
Goodbye fear of
Despite the fact that the turbulence is not considered dangerous, scientists might and main developing technologies that can get rid of it. Some airlines have already begun testing the latest ultraviolet lasers, which will stabilize the ship during the strongest shaking.