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(CNN)   This is why the pilot tells you to keep your seatbelt fastened even when the seatbelt sign is off   (cnn.com) divider line 61
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2012-06-14 12:43:43 AM
It never stops amazing me how stupid the average internet discussion thread is. Just look at the comments on that page. WND must be down.
 
2012-06-14 01:00:39 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: It never stops amazing me how stupid the average internet discussion thread is. Just look at the comments on that page. WND must be down.


Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes FARK.
 
2012-06-14 02:24:25 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: It never stops amazing me how stupid the average internet discussion thread is. Just look at the comments on that page. WND must be down.


I don't see any comments? Maybe AdBlock filters stupid too.

Did they complain that they referred to Intercontinental Airport instead of Bush Intercontinental Airport?

Darn liberal media!
 
2012-06-14 02:30:00 AM
"This is why the pilot tells you to keep your seatbelt fastened even when the seatbelt sign is off"

There's still people who don't know this? More people are killed by turbulence then Al-Qaeda.
 
2012-06-14 02:35:22 AM
I need to see some video of people bouncing up into the ceiling, like the ones from the bus security cameras.

/haven't flown since I was 6.

//only turbulence I've encountered was driving beat to hell '94 Ford Ranger with a busted shockmount, no brakes and bald tires on crappy backwoods IN roads...
 
2012-06-14 02:35:51 AM
Flying into Hawaii from Asia is typically very turbulent, especially around the 2/3 point. I've been lifted out of my chair on a couple of instances by the shaking.

The worst is that the food service happens right before the turbulence hits, so if you're in the back of the plane it is likely that you won't get your meal at all, and if you're in the front of the plane you'll be covered with food and drink matter.
 
2012-06-14 02:35:54 AM

Joce678: "This is why the pilot tells you to keep your seatbelt fastened even when the seatbelt sign is off"

There's still people who don't know this? More people are killed by turbulence then Al-Qaeda.


So........Al-Qaeda kills 'em again, AFTER the turbulence does???
 
2012-06-14 02:36:25 AM

Happy Hours: Don't Troll Me Bro!: It never stops amazing me how stupid the average internet discussion thread is. Just look at the comments on that page. WND must be down.

I don't see any comments? Maybe AdBlock filters stupid too.


Nah. The Fark and /. threads are still full.
 
2012-06-14 02:39:49 AM

Happy Hours: I don't see any comments? Maybe AdBlock filters stupid too.


If you have NoScript, you have to allow cnn.com and Disqus.
Disqus scripts run the comment sections on quite a sizable number of websites.
 
2012-06-14 02:43:10 AM
I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.

I notice the brand of Aircraft wasn't mentioned anywhere in the article. I assume it wasn't a patriotic brand, maybe even a Scarebus.
 
2012-06-14 02:44:22 AM

Joce678: I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.

I notice the brand of Aircraft wasn't mentioned anywhere in the article. I assume it wasn't a patriotic brand, maybe even a Scarebus.


Boeing 737-700
 
2012-06-14 02:44:57 AM

NevynFox: I need to see some video of people bouncing up into the ceiling, like the ones from the bus security cameras.

/haven't flown since I was 6.

//only turbulence I've encountered was driving beat to hell '94 Ford Ranger with a busted shockmount, no brakes and bald tires on crappy backwoods IN roads...


You have a future in reality TV
 
2012-06-14 02:48:58 AM

Joce678: I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.

I notice the brand of Aircraft wasn't mentioned anywhere in the article. I assume it wasn't a patriotic brand, maybe even a Scarebus.


Arent you the cutest lil psycho politic bug ever?
 
2012-06-14 02:56:36 AM

Joce678: I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.


And that's why you're a passenger and not an engineer. The wings have a safety factor of 4 or 5. The sort of turbulence that would rip a wing off a liner would impart enough acceleration to knock out most of the passengers.
 
2012-06-14 03:02:46 AM
I was on a flight once when we hit an air pocket and dropped about 50 feet. They were serving drinks and stuff flew everywhere. I'm sure the seatbelt sign was lit though....nobody hit the ceiling.
 
2012-06-14 03:07:12 AM

Joce678: I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.

I notice the brand of Aircraft wasn't mentioned anywhere in the article. I assume it wasn't a patriotic brand, maybe even a Scarebus.


It was a Boeing 737 - FlightAware Track of Diverted Flight
 
2012-06-14 03:07:29 AM
Jeez, anyone who has half the intelligence of your average cretin knows that severe turbulence can occur at any time without notice and therefore wearing your seat-belt at all times when not moving about in the cabin (even if loosely fitted) is a really, really good idea.

But sadly, I suspect lots of people don't have anywhere near that level of intelligence.

Sigh... I wish I was joking.
 
2012-06-14 03:08:17 AM
Apparently I botched the quoting and wildcardjack wasn't given credit for the cynical and sarcastic, yet ultimately wrong, text. My apologies.
 
2012-06-14 03:21:48 AM

Country Member: Jeez, anyone who has half the intelligence of your average cretin knows that severe turbulence can occur at any time without notice and therefore wearing your seat-belt at all times when not moving about in the cabin (even if loosely fitted) is a really, really good idea.

But sadly, I suspect lots of people don't have anywhere near that level of intelligence.

Sigh... I wish I was joking.


True, but even people who have flown quite a bit haven't necessarily experienced turbulence that actually required wearing a seat belt. The worst I've felt only lifted me an inch or maybe 2 out of my seat.

It's probably dumber to not wear a seat belt in a car and people still resist that idea despite it being simple, comfortable and required by law.
 
2012-06-14 03:33:18 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: It never stops amazing me how stupid the average internet discussion thread is. Just look at the comments on that page. WND must be down.


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2012-06-14 03:34:16 AM

wildcardjack: Joce678: I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.

And that's why you're a passenger and not an engineer. The wings have a safety factor of 4 or 5. The sort of turbulence that would rip a wing off a liner would impart enough acceleration to knock out most of the passengers.


Well, for occupants to hit the ceiling, it's gotta be NEGATIVE g's, which plane wings don't usually like. Still, passenger craft have a high spec in this regard. It just doesn't take much to ding up unsecured passengers. Half a negative g followed by recovery would cause a lot of minor injuries, but that's nothing to the airframe.
 
2012-06-14 03:35:24 AM
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2012-06-14 03:49:29 AM
30.000ft above ground in a multi-ton, high velocity vessel has hazards.
Rick Romero says yawn.
 
2012-06-14 03:56:38 AM

Oznog: Well, for occupants to hit the ceiling, it's gotta be NEGATIVE g's, which plane wings don't usually like.



You have no idea how airplanes are tested and built. Admit it.
 
2012-06-14 04:04:10 AM
I always liked this example more.
Aloha Airlines Flight 243

This plane was able to land after the fuselage broke up during flight. The only fatality was a flight attendant because the passengers had their seat belts on.

milesobrien.com
 
2012-06-14 04:24:47 AM
Never in one million years would I sit in an airplane seat without my seatbelt on.

People are amazingly stupid.

I say let 'em crash.
 
2012-06-14 04:39:22 AM
Haha, the first thing I thought of on reading this was that old Carol Burnett sketch about the "no-frills" section of an airline...
Watch it here, and go to 6:40 for the turbulence part...
 
2012-06-14 04:41:44 AM

Oznog: Well, for occupants to hit the ceiling, it's gotta be NEGATIVE g's, which plane wings don't usually like.


Maybe he was in a 4G inverted dive with a MiG28.
 
2012-06-14 05:08:38 AM

intelligent comment below: Oznog: Well, for occupants to hit the ceiling, it's gotta be NEGATIVE g's, which plane wings don't usually like.


You have no idea how airplanes are tested and built. Admit it.


Right cause plane wings have souls and can "think"
 
2012-06-14 06:19:54 AM
Based on this article can someone explain to me why it's OK for an infant to be transported aboard an airliner without being secured in a car seat belted to the airplane seat?

"Sure I saved $249, AND now my kid is set for life because when the turbulence hit he smacked into the drink cart doing Mach 1.5 and his forehead permanently says "'s'eppewhcS"
 
2012-06-14 06:28:02 AM
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Soon they'll pack people in so tightly it won't matter.
 
2012-06-14 06:57:56 AM
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2012-06-14 07:14:32 AM

powhound: I was on a flight once when we hit an air pocket and dropped about 50 feet. They were serving drinks and stuff flew everywhere. I'm sure the seatbelt sign was lit though....nobody hit the ceiling.


You probably fell 500 feet. No joke.
 
2012-06-14 07:18:24 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Based on this article can someone explain to me why it's OK for an infant to be transported aboard an airliner without being secured in a car seat belted to the airplane seat?

"Sure I saved $249, AND now my kid is set for life because when the turbulence hit he smacked into the drink cart doing Mach 1.5 and his forehead permanently says "'s'eppewhcS"


Infants are young and so hopefully you haven't had time to get too attached to them.
 
2012-06-14 07:31:00 AM
I use to even like flying.... and then on a trip to Korea, flying into Acourage Alaska at 4a.m. on the way....I can see the water....the attendants strap in... and then the bottom falls out. We drop and drop and drop. I remember how close the water was just a few second before. The stewardesses looked at each other like they were about to die. At that moment the bug got in my head. Ever since I need to load up on Kamikazis just to set foot on one of those damn things.
 
2012-06-14 07:48:24 AM

foo monkey: powhound: I was on a flight once when we hit an air pocket and dropped about 50 feet. They were serving drinks and stuff flew everywhere. I'm sure the seatbelt sign was lit though....nobody hit the ceiling.

You probably fell 500 feet. No joke.


Once when I was flying from Newark to Phoenix, the plane got struck by lightning. It was during dinner, and everyone's dinner hit the ceiling. The plane was an absolute mess...it looked an awful lot like the Garfield strip posted up thread. The staff just threw all of the trays and mess into one of the rear bathrooms.

A pilot friend of ours told us the same thing foo monkey said -- probably dropped at least 500 feet.
 
2012-06-14 07:51:27 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Based on this article can someone explain to me why it's OK for an infant to be transported aboard an airliner without being secured in a car seat belted to the airplane seat?

"Sure I saved $249, AND now my kid is set for life because when the turbulence hit he smacked into the drink cart doing Mach 1.5 and his forehead permanently says "'s'eppewhcS"


Under two years they don't get their own seat so are held for the whole flight. A bit of turbulance will make mum or dad hold on tighter so no danger. Over two years I too find it a bit odd that they have the same lap belt as adult. I've stressed the importance of seatbelts to my almost three-year-old that she must wear her sealt belt in cars/ planes/ coaches etc so well that complains when we don't buckle her up.

She also shouts at people who cross against the red man on pelican crossings.

/no such thing as jaywalking in Spain.
 
2012-06-14 07:52:59 AM
Tray table up, and my seat back in the full upright position...
 
2012-06-14 08:04:05 AM

wildcardjack: Joce678: I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.

And that's why you're a passenger and not an engineer. The wings have a safety factor of 4 or 5. The sort of turbulence that would rip a wing off a liner would impart enough acceleration to knock out most of the passengers.


You're absolutely right.
 
2012-06-14 08:07:26 AM
I only saw people talking and I don't believe anything without seeing a video of the actual event.
 
2012-06-14 08:17:44 AM
Guilty of doing that about 20 min ago...the Detroit airport isn't so bad.
 
2012-06-14 08:38:11 AM
70+ years of daily flights, and some passengers still haven't figured this out yet? Paging Mr. Darwin, white courtesy phone. Mr. Darwin, white courtesy phone.


/do airports even still have courtesy phones?
 
2012-06-14 08:44:07 AM
In other news - between the network congestion and the ads I was able to read the full article and didn't wait around for the vid.

The innertubes how do they works?
 
2012-06-14 08:54:09 AM

jmr61: Never in one million years would I sit in an airplane seat without my seatbelt on.

People are amazingly stupid.

I say let 'em crash.


i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-14 08:55:33 AM

jmr61: Never in one million years would I sit in an airplane seat without my seatbelt on.

People are amazingly stupid.

I say let 'em crash.


Yeah, I know they can be uncomfortable, but at least wear them really loose while in flight. Keeps your head from dancing on the ceiling.
 
2012-06-14 08:59:19 AM
This reminds me - anyone read Chrichton's Airframe? Good read.
 
2012-06-14 09:47:09 AM

Mose: This reminds me - anyone read Chrichton's Airframe? Good read.


Several times. It's one of my go-to books when I don't feel like anything else in the collection. Got it for my 15th birthday the day of the Blizzard of '96. We lost power sometime overnight and didn't get it back until 7 that night. Read it twice that day.
 
2012-06-14 10:32:19 AM
Regardless of how rough the turbulence is, the pilot will refer to it as "some light chop."
 
2012-06-14 10:48:23 AM

Olympus Mons: I use to even like flying.... and then on a trip to Korea, flying into Acourage Alaska at 4a.m. on the way....I can see the water....the attendants strap in... and then the bottom falls out. We drop and drop and drop. I remember how close the water was just a few second before. The stewardesses looked at each other like they were about to die. At that moment the bug got in my head. Ever since I need to load up on Kamikazis just to set foot on one of those damn things.


I used to planespot at the end of the north/south runway in ANC. Its at 150'. There's a bluff at the end of the runway overlooking the water that was an excellent place to hang out before 9/11 ruined the entire freaking world. Occasionally you'd see a plane catch a bit of wind shear and end up below the bluff, have to go to TOGA to get back over the bluff in time. One time the strobe light tower at the end was bent down toward the runway and there were some very widely spaced tire tracks in the snow around it.

KAL planes almost always used the entire runway before even rotating. And watching the bored cargo pilots bringing those janky freighters from Asia at night was interesting. Turns out an old 747-100 can still mimic the Millenium Falcon thru an asteroid field after all.
 
2012-06-14 10:58:18 AM

phamwaa: wildcardjack: Joce678: I'm more impressed that the wings didn't fall off even in turbulence that was bad enough to make people hit the ceiling.

And that's why you're a passenger and not an engineer. The wings have a safety factor of 4 or 5. The sort of turbulence that would rip a wing off a liner would impart enough acceleration to knock out most of the passengers.

You're absolutely right.


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