TURBULENCE & WEATHER

Thoughts of experiencing turbulence can be one of the major concerns for nervous flyers.

Watching weather forecasts and getting to the airport in windy and wet conditions can play a huge factor in increasing stress before boarding an aircraft. It’s not going to always be calm and clear when taking off and landing and you may be worried about the risks involved.

Learn about weather conditions, what tolerances an aircraft can take in different types of weather and what pilots know before you depart.

Being in the air and suddenly feeling bumps, hearing strange engine noises followed by the seat belt sign illuminating and seeing the Cabin Crew leaping into action puts many flyers on edge. What’s actually happening?

We’ll explain what causes turbulence, how the pilots and crew handle ‘Clear Air Turbulence’ and the procedures involved in keeping you safe.

Find out how aircraft glides through changing air currents.

Do aircraft engines handle rain and snow?
What happens if a plane is struck by lightning?

Find out how can planes fly through snow clouds, handle icy conditions and what happens in a lightning strike!

You’ll also learn:

  • Where turbulence is likely to occur.
  • What is wake turbulence and how will it affect you?
  • What happens when volcanoes erupt ash clouds.
  • How a plane is de-iced.

.. and much more! It's easy to enrol in seconds.