Don’t worry, I find it as unpleasant as you! Why spill your coffee all over the place when you can have a nice and smooth ride?! Someone actually said low cost companies fly in areas with turbulence because it’s cheaper 😂😂😂 Believe me, I try to avoid it as much as I can!
Here is the thing, we can’t actually see turbulence. And great news, most turbulence is harmless! The not harmless turbulence still doesn’t make an aircraft crash, people get hurt because they don’t fasten their seatbelts and because of stuff flying around, the airplane experiences structural damage at its worst.
There are several kinds of turbulence, without getting too technical and boring, we have weather, wind charts and other tools to predict turbulence, besides that, mountains, hot weather, and fluffy clouds are mostly areas with turbulence. ❗️Two small tips for scared people, during the summer season take an early flight (the afternoon flights can expect more turbulence) and be seated in front and around the wing, the back of the airplane is more prone to turbulence.❗️ If an aircraft flies in an area with turbulence it is reported to the controller of the area, the controller later passes this information to other aircraft entering the area with turbulence. We can climb or descend according to this information to a flight level with less or no turbulence. But sometimes turbulence is at all levels and you have to wait it out.
So again, we cannot see turbulence so that’s why it’s difficult to predict. ❗️Always leave your seatbelts fastened when you’re seated❗️ I usually include the expectation of turbulence in my announcements, but it’s a prediction so don’t beat me up if I’m wrong 🙈
And I’ll do anything I can to offer you a smooth ride... Have a safe flight! ✈️ #turbulence #fearofflying #flyingphobia #airplanes #pilotlife #aviation