AJSS wrote:Thanks for the responses, I figured it was something weather related as opposed to a mechanical issue with the aircraft. How serious is a situation like that over say 10,000ft or is it really no big deal?
atcsundevil wrote:AJSS wrote:Thanks for the responses, I figured it was something weather related as opposed to a mechanical issue with the aircraft. How serious is a situation like that over say 10,000ft or is it really no big deal?
It's always a big deal. Something like that would classify as severe turbulence bordering on extreme, particularly if the aircraft lost control. At least at higher altitudes there's a better chance of recovery, but low level windshear is about as dangerous as it gets. Delta flight 191 is a perfect example of the dangers of LLWS/microbursts.
In the US (and I'm sure in Europe too), pilots give a wide berth to any kind of convective activity. Controllers depict NEXRAD weather data on radar (moderate, heavy, and extreme precipitation), most aircraft have on board weather radar, and these days, pilots almost always have access to tablets with various weather planning tools. They can see areas of convective activity, areas of reported turbulence, they can view PIREPs, SIGMETs, and AIRMETs, and view different graphical representations. That three-tiered approach should be enough to keep aircraft safely away from dangerous conditions almost all of the time. It sounds like Vietnam is among the countries that either don't take proper precautions or lack the various technological tools at their disposal to keep airplanes clear of hazardous conditions.
AJSS wrote:I fly a lot, am very comfortable on planes, but I was recently on a flight that had me a little scared.
AJSS wrote:The crew didn't seem to phased
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