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Flight secrets: Pilot warns turbulence is getting 'stronger' due to climate change


The pilot continued: “Evidence shows that turbulence is becoming stronger and more prevalent as a by-product of climate change.

“Turbulence is a symptom of the weather from which it spawns, and it stands to reason that as global warming destabilises weather patterns and intensifies storms, experiences like…the ones that keep popping up in the news will become more common.”

Luckily there are ways you can minimise the effect turbulence has on you.

By sitting in certain seats you might be in for an easier ride.

“While it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference, the smoothest place to sit is over the wings, nearest to the plane’s centres of lift and gravity,” explained Smith.

“The roughest spot is usually far aft [at the rear]. In the rearmost rows, closest to the tail, the knocking and swaying is more pronounced.”





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