Turbulence

9.21.18

These Electric Blue Clouds Are Made from Ice Crystals and Meteor Debris

NASA’s PMC Turbo mission captured new views of polar mesospheric clouds from a five-day balloon flight over the Arctic.

6.7.18

A Hailstorm Completely Obliterated This American Airlines Plane

"Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life," one passenger said.

3.2.18

Flight Report: 'PRETTY MUCH EVERY ONE ON THE PLANE THREW UP'

Welcome to another installment of "Maybe Just Don't Fly."

4.6.17

Climate Change Will Make Airplane Turbulence Much Worse

As CO2 emissions increase, flights will be bumpier too.

3.3.17

The US Air Force’s Updated E-3G Radar Planes Are Vulnerable to Hacks

Ironically, the downside to having modern computers in planes lies in their susceptibility to that most contemporary of threats—hacking.

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8.12.16

Some Really Bad Turbulence Sent 24 JetBlue Passengers to the Hospital

Passengers said it felt like a "giant hand hit the plane."

7.27.15

Pilots Explain Why We Shouldn't Worry About Turbulence

"We avoid turbulence because it's stressful for passengers," says former military pilot Keith Tonkin, "but for pilots it's just not an issue."