rough air

rough air

[′rəf ′er]
(aerospace engineering)
An aviation term for turbulence encountered in flight.
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Our January 2011 issue included an article, "Slow Down, You Move Too Fast," which stated, "Flying faster than VA when experiencing or anticipating very rough air or applying full control deflection risks aircraft damage, or even loss of the aircraft.
China Eastern Airlines Flight MU774 from Paris was bound for the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming when it hit approximately 10 minutes of rough air.
The airline said the plane that took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport was less than hour from landing Friday in Miami when it hit rough air.
I remember one night, headed to Europe, hitting some unusually rough air about halfway across the Atlantic.
The best description of flying in rough air, in bad weather, is the one about the Devil flying from Hell to earth in his body.
Even so, the upstart carriers face more rough air ahead as diplomatic tensions between Tokyo and neighbours China and South Korea weigh on travel demand between the regional rivals.
I've been on planes that have been struck by lightning and hit some pretty rough air.
It's the sort of rough air that would have me, the classic nervous passenger, uttering prayers and tightening the seat belt but Denzel's pilot calmly shrugs it all off.
Another system still experiencing similar rough air, the Joint Strike Fighter F-35 aircraft is now beginning to be received by operational squadrons.
It was very difficult to balance how many laps you had left and how much life you had left in the tyres, and pushing behind him, he was in clean air and I was in rough air, and the car was sliding so much.
If this isn't confusing enough, the emergency procedures section of the Meridian manual reveals two additional speeds for emergency descents in rough air of 143 knots at 4850 pounds and 135 knots at 4300 pounds.