light turbulence

light turbulence

Turbulence that momentarily causes slight, erratic changes in altitude or attitude (reported as “light turbulence”), or turbulence that causes slight, rapid and somewhat rhythmic bumpiness without appreciable changes in altitude or attitude (reported as “light crop”).
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Halt (hydrodynamic approach to light turbulence) is a research focussed training initiative consisting of world-leading institutions in the multidisciplinary fields of nonlinear optics, classical hydrodynamics, and statistical physics.
While cruising in my trusty Piper Cherokee 180 in and out of Vmc with light turbulence, the boom microphone decided to drop down to my neck and wouldn't stay up to my lips where it belonged.
During the climb, the Saab-Scania went through some cloud and hit light turbulence.
He discovered that all degrees of turbulence increased along with the C[O.sub.2] levels, from a 59% upsurge in light turbulence to, more notably, a 149% increase in the more harmful severe turbulence.
Intensity Aircraft reaction Light Turbulence that momentarily causes slight, erratic changes in altitude and/or attitude (pitch, roll, yaw).
These rising plumes of air are the light turbulence you feel as you pass through Cumulus in an aeroplane.
After more than eight hours in the air, the plan was over the East China sea and Borschberg could be heard discussing light turbulence along the upcoming journey with the Solar Impulse team.
Say you're hand-flying an airplane in some light turbulence. It's I MC and you have your hands full as you near your destination.
Light turbulence shakes the aircraft, but more severe episodes can injure passengers and cause structural damage to planes, costing around an estimated USD$150 million a year.
According to the surviving passenger, the airplane flew progressively lower to "get under the weather." She could see lights on the shore near the destination airport, could see that it was raining and recalled light turbulence. Prior to the airplane hitting the water, she indicated everything was "normal."
The AAIB report states: "The weather conditions were suitable and the flight conditions were good with perhaps some light turbulence. Given that the aircraft was joining the circuit to land when the accident occurred, the loads on the tailplane are unlikely to have been excessively high at this point.
We entered IMC conditions and had a few seconds of rain and light turbulence. We kept our speed around 400 knots to avoid icing.