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Rough air

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I've lately become uncomfortable and even nervous in flying in bumpy/rough air. I tell myself it's no different than boating in choppy water! Any suggestions on overcoming this before it seriously hampers my flying?

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  1. RickS on Aug 16, 2017

    You say “lately”. Does that mean that rough air didn’t bother you until recently? Been watching too many news stories about airline passengers being tossed about the cabin?

    Just remember, unless you do something dumb like deliberately fly into a thunderstorm, your certificated airplane is not likely to suffer any structural damage if you adhere to the airspeed limitations. You’re far safer up there than on the road driving to the airport!

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