← Back to Squawk list
Delta flight ‘did nose dive, twice,’ makes emergency landing amid turbulence that sent 3 to hospital: reportA Delta Air Lines flight-- operated by Compass Airlines-- from Southern California to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing in Nevada Wednesday after hitting "severe turbulence" that caused a chaotic scene on board and sent three people to the hospital. (www.foxnews.com) More...
Sort type: [Top] [Newest]
CAT is a fact of flight. Never know when it will occur. Keep your seat belt fastened at all times.
There are just some days when you don't really want to go flying through that stuff. Dispatchers do their very best to keep you out of the bumps, but sometimes you can't predict where they are going to be the lightest. The meteorologists can't nail areas of turbulence down with perfect accuracy.
A long time ago, after experiencing severe turbulence, the fellow to my left told me "kid, most days the drinks are stirred. Today, they'll be shaken" .
Hey y'all I just love reading comments on this site...I am old, salute to all the brave and talented pilots and support people in the profession. Dad would be 92 on March 6th 2019 if he was still kickin. He served in the USMC and finally got his private license after learning on a seaplane way back. He was blind in one eye but it did not stop him from flying private. He got his Cessna and kept it at Orlando Executive Airport (Herndon) but only got to fly for a few years. I miss you Dad. Happy Birthday.
[This poster has been suspended.]
There were tons of PIREPs yesterday for severe turbulence. Sounds like bad piloting/dispatching.
The worst part is if you get sand in your eyes during the bumps. Yeah that's a real blast of fun (sic).
[This comment has been downvoted. Show anyway.]
Cant fix stupid and feeder airlines can sometimes be full of it.