moderate turbulence

moderate turbulence

Turbulence that causes changes in altitude or attitude but in which the aircraft remains in control at all times. It also usually causes variation in IAS (indicated air speed). This could be reported as “moderate turbulence.” Moderate turbulence is also that which causes rapid bumps or jolts without appreciable changes in the aircraft altitude or attitude. This could be reported as “moderate chop.”
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Mishap testimony from a KC-130 pilot observer on board the King bird stated that the incident was a result of a "poor proficiency helo probe-to-drogue contact attempt" in moderate turbulence.
The airline stated that the A340 aircraft suddenly entered in a moderate turbulence.
The Sea King's crew described the weather conditions as "squally winds, which produced some moderate turbulence around the rig's helicopter landing platform".
The Sea King's crew described the weather conditions as 'squally winds, which produced some moderate turbulence around the rig's helicopter landing platform'.
They described weather conditions as "squally winds, which produced some moderate turbulence around the rig's helicopter landing platform".
In fact, we've had several reports today from pilots of occasional moderate turbulence and severe turbulence .
Reviving an airline passenger's lawsuit over injuries he sustained during a bumpy flight across Europe, the Second Circuit has ruled that mild to moderate turbulence that causes injuries to passengers may qualify as an "accident" under the Warsaw Convention, which provides the sole remedy for personal injuries resulting from accidents on international flights.
During 15 hours of flying, light and moderate turbulence were detected 3 to 4 miles ahead of a research aircraft.
Initial oceanographic analyses of wave heights during the storms suggest that the hurricanes produced only moderate turbulence on the ocean bottom.
We were IMC in mild to moderate turbulence, with lightning every 15 to 20 seconds.
Our descent immediately brought us into moderate icing and moderate turbulence.

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