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  • 24 Oct 2013
    Shaun Lovejoy

    Aircraft Data: Not What You Think

    “Fasten your seatbelts, we are expecting turbulence”.  On long-haul flights this is a routine announcement intended for the lay public, yet it conveys a deep-seated misconception about the nature of turbulence. The misconception is that atmospheric air motions are basically smooth (technically, “laminar”) occasionally interspersed with small embedded turbulent zones: the implication is that somehow […]

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