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Here’s why air turbulence isn’t as scary as you think

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If you have ever been on a plane, then there is a good chance that
you have suffered from turbulence: a sudden buffeting of the aircraft as
he jumps up and down in a series of air pockets.
When you experience turbulence, it
may seem that we are about to land the plane at any second – but it’s
actually not as dangerous and if you know the science behind these air
shocks, it can help you to relax a little during your next trip.
 
The reasons behind Turbulence may be the changes in atmospheric
pressure; jet streams; turbulence of air around mountains, cold or warm
weather fronts; thunderstorms. It can happen in the middle of storm
clouds, or when the sky seems clear. 
But let’s be honest: it can also be rough. And turbulence can cause
injury, especially if You are not obeying the seat belt. But the chances
of turbulence pulls a modern passenger plane in the sky is practically
zero.
First, despite the fact that you could see in the cabin, turbulence is not having much effect on the plane as you might think.
“Altitude, Bank, and many will change only slightly during turbulence
– in the cockpit we see just a twitch on the altimeter,” writes Patrick
Smith, pilot and author, on the website of aviation & nbsp;Ask The Pilot. “The conditions can be annoying and uncomfortable, but the plane doesn’t crash.”
Secondly, planes are specifically built to withstand even the most severe turbulence, and pilots are trained to deal with it.   

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You won’t notice as a passenger,
but pilots will often slow the plane slightly and may adjust the
altitude to avoid turbulence. Most of the time, they’ll just ride it
out. 
Meanwhile, commercial aircraft testing in extreme conditions is much more than what they ever faced in the air (about 1.5 times the stress). It is likely that the wings attached to the next flight you fly is capable of flexing to 90 degrees.
In rough turbulence, you could get your drink spilled on you, but for the safety of the aircraft, it is not necessary to panic.
In the last five years, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (faa) & nbsp;reports that an average
less than 50 injuries occur each year because of turbulence, and most
of them were cabin crew who have not had the opportunity to sit down and
belt. Not bad when around 800 million people to fly in the US every year.

“Damage caused by turbulence is very rare, and when it does, that’s
okay, because the people were not strapped in or they were going through
the cabin,” says atmospheric scientist Todd Lane, from the University of Melbourne in Australia.

“Things like this to create a sense that flying is unsafe, but it is
very safe. It’s more dangerous driving to the airport than actually
flying.”
the good news is that the systems of the aircraft getting better
all the time, in order to detect changes in air pressure. Much less
happy news is that increasing the level of carbon dioxide in the air are thought to be causes more cases of turbulence.
basically, if you want to avoid the cut on his head from the shock,
always stay strapped when you sat down. And if you can, sit over the
wings where you are closest to the plane of the center of lift and of
gravity, which minimizes the experience the turbulence as much as
possible.

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