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Pilot’s Corner: Turbulence and Storm Dodging

DALLAS – The role of a pilot is to get his or her aircraft and passengers safely and efficiently to their destination, on time and without incidents.

Most passengers dislike turbulence; it is uncomfortable and is the main source of anxiety for nervous flyers (and non-fatal injuries). There are four main types of turbulence:

  1. Clear Air Turbulence. This is caused when large air masses of high or low pressure meet, or high-level jet streams. CAT can be avoided by planning a route to avoid these areas.
  2. Wake Turbulence. This is caused by following a preceding airliner that has disturbed the air, just like read more ⇒

    Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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