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Turbulence – Could The Wings Snap Off In It?

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You’re in a window seat looking out at the wing as the plane flies through turbulence and can see the wing-tip bouncing up and down and you think – what’s to stop the wing snapping off? You’ll be glad to know that it’s practically impossible for that to occur. Why? Well, the wings aren’t just […]

Turbulence – is it safe and where should I sit?

When talking to various people I find that at least half of them have some sort of anxiety towards flying and almost all of them charge turbulence as their main fear.  It’s an understandable fear – you’re being bounced around in a metal tube more than 6 miles up with nowhere to go, which is […]

Can a thunderstorm bring down a plane?

The simple answer to this question is, no. In general terms a thunderstorm alone will not bring down a plane. Modern aircraft are built to withstand a huge amount of turbulence and contrary to what some people think, the wings aren’t going to break off (the wings are actually not two wings but one large […]