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    Assuming all other things being equal (and...

    Assuming all other things being equal (and excluding regional factors), yes. The heat from the sun creates updrafts..the longer this goes on, the more likely there will be turbulence. Usually the...
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    It depends on where in the world you are, what...

    It depends on where in the world you are, what season, and what time of day. Some areas are always bumpy, like the equatorial convergence zone where the easterly norther hemisphere weather meets the...
  3. Pilot skills have little to do with the...

    Pilot skills have little to do with the turbulence experienced, save for their own judgement in finding better air over or below the assigned altitude but more of a factor is fuel calculations and...
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    Yes, small bumps can displace the plane a bit,...

    Yes, small bumps can displace the plane a bit, but usually not more than 50 ft. If the crew does not reset altitude bugs (weather changes in airpressure need to be constantly compensated in addition...
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    DEN is a terrible airport for a number of...

    DEN is a terrible airport for a number of reasons: poorly designed, too far from town to actually be called "Denver", 1 gas station within miles for all rental cars, a consolidated terminal and...
  6. Or, if you are in a lie-flat seat in first...

    Or, if you are in a lie-flat seat in first class..even a biz class seat can get pretty flat.
  7. It works because it reduces the contact points...

    It works because it reduces the contact points between your body and the aircraft, which in turn reduces the signals your brain is getting about your position in space, so you precieve it as less...
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    Reducing fear is entirely up to him, not the...

    Reducing fear is entirely up to him, not the seat!

    Although I will say that there is generally less sensation of motion if you are in the aisle seat in the middle of the aircraft, over the wings....
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    Anxiety, like ALL human experience, is a...

    Anxiety, like ALL human experience, is a physiological process. It it hormone and electrical signals and synapses. Psychological conditions trigger it, but treating it with drugs is much simpler and...
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    I would guess that if flying through and ash...

    I would guess that if flying through and ash cloud, turbulence would be the LEAST of your worries.

    Ash is composed of tiny grains of rock, flying through a few tens of billions of them causes...
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    Yes, I have. In 2008 I flew from New Orleans to...

    Yes, I have. In 2008 I flew from New Orleans to Phoenix and the Turb Map showed a vast stretch of Severe to Extreme stretching from just east of PHX to Houston. It was from 10,000 to...
  12. Thread: Medication

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    You should avoid alcohol for the duration of the...

    You should avoid alcohol for the duration of the benzo effects..which are about 3 to 4 hours after taking the pill. The benzo can take a full 45 minutes to come on, and there are mild after effects...
  13. Thread: Medication

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    Yes, benzodiazepines are effective. This group...

    Yes, benzodiazepines are effective. This group includes Alprozolam (Xanax), Ativan (Lorazepam), Valium (Diazepam), Clonopin, Halcion (Triazolam) and other short acting benzos. The most commonly...
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    Respect? Seriously? Those who don't want to be...

    Respect? Seriously? Those who don't want to be mocked shouldn't have such mockable behaviors. Respect is earned..nobody is entitled to it.

    Irrational thinking and out of control panic are not...
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    When did this become a Fear of Flying board?

    The endless posts with endless irrationality and panic are getting tiresome. Use your head, and grow a pair. Get a grip, people.

    There are so many more things worthy of your anxiety that you do...
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    That is completely irrational...an AF Airbus 330...

    That is completely irrational...an AF Airbus 330 crashes and now you do not trust airbus. For the record, boeing aircraft have crashed too..MORE of them actually because they have been around...
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    Not sure, but except in the case of a blizzard,...

    Not sure, but except in the case of a blizzard, snow conditions are generally SMOOTHER. Snow requires low pressure and a dew point just around 32ish degrees, if it is precipitating out of the sky,...
  18. Generally speaking, costal areas can have...

    Generally speaking, costal areas can have turbulent areas that follow the coast on a narrow band, one side over the water and one over the land. This is because of difference between reflective...
  19. I fly to the mid west at least once a...

    I fly to the mid west at least once a month..yeah, all year it's been one thing after another..tornadoes, blizzards, torrential rains, high humidity...but in every case it's been low level...
  20. Thread: Airbus a350

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    That's because of your pre-suppositions about...

    That's because of your pre-suppositions about plastic. This is not the stuff your drinking straws are made of..this is ultra strong composite molecular bonding material that is stronger then metal...
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    I flew STL to PHX that same day..similar...

    I flew STL to PHX that same day..similar experience all around. Light turb all the way..then rougher over NM. Nothing too horrible..that I remember..Lorazepam pretty much took care of that!
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    Well, keep in mind that their fatality stats have...

    Well, keep in mind that their fatality stats have been upped somewhat by virture of being one of the oldest airlines out there. Most others from the era are gone...TWA, Pan Am, Eastern...really only...
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    More boats sink than planes crash..and it's...

    More boats sink than planes crash..and it's ALWAYS bumpy on a boat!
  24. Thread: afraid

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    Sounds like you are attempting to rationalize...

    Sounds like you are attempting to rationalize your fears as if they were rational...which they are not.
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    I would suggest you start by not multiple...

    I would suggest you start by not multiple posting! It will not make it any easier
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