A longer video taken on my flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. First it is nice and smooth. Then the plane banks to make a turn. This is followed by some turbulence, the seatbelt jingle, and the flight attendant announcing that we should take our seats and put on our seatbelts. The rest of it is very turbulent and was a scary experience for me, but the wing hardly moves and the plane flies on quite happily - not dangerous at all. I also videoed the shaking water in my water bottle; it usually helps me to see how little we're actually moving, despite what it might feel like...

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Comment by Captain Keith on March 10, 2014 at 11:50pm

great stuff   love it .


Comment by newland on March 10, 2014 at 1:31am

you dud great don't give up I was like you in the past and now turbulence for me is just anoying that's it that's all 

Comment by Sam Warman on August 29, 2012 at 10:03pm

I have recently joined the site, and your video was the first one I watched as turbulance is my ultimate fear. I am convinced that the plane is going to fall out of the sky and I am going to die when it happens. Just watching your video made me feel sick! But the weird thing is that I know logically that I probably am not going to die, but its like my stomach has its own ideas. I hope I react the same was as you did if it happens to me. I just want to be able to enjoy the flight instead of dreadin it!! Sam

Comment by Zsuzsanna on November 2, 2011 at 5:56pm
Well actually it was very bad both on the way there, and on the way back 4 days later. Maybe unsurprisingly, I was much better on the way back, although it was far from comfortable (and I think I still cried a bit). I also experienced something like that when I flew back to Europe from Mexico 3 years ago, although that only lasted a few minutes and that was short enough so I didn't cry. Of course what you should take away from this is not: "I'm going to experience this and panic next time" but rather: "Turbulence is normal, planes experience it all the time and they don't crash because of them." I.e. it should be an ENCOURAGING experience rather than a scary one - it was no miracle we "made it there", it was perfectly normal... The "miracle" (very surprising/unexpected/abnormal thing) would have been if we hadn't made it, so to speak. Now only if I could internalize it like that too, that would be great :D
Comment by John on November 2, 2011 at 5:17pm
Oh my! 2 hours? Have you ever experieced that again?
Although i terrifies me i'm glad to hear you made it there i one piece!
Comment by Zsuzsanna on November 2, 2011 at 5:06pm
John,it actually lasted a VERY long time, almost two hours or so...!! And yeah I broke down in tears too :( But I still got through it and saw beautiful things in California so it was all worth it :)
Comment by John on November 2, 2011 at 4:58pm

but for how long did the turbulence last?

GOD i hate tubulence!

Comment by Zsuzsanna on May 6, 2011 at 12:32am
Well what can I say, I was shaking too, but, you know, it was all okay. My fear levels fortunately(!!) can't affect the plane's ability to fly... Taking the video was actually nice and distracted me a bit. I kept thinking, if we don't crash, I'll be very happy I took this video, and if we crash, it still doesn't make it worse..! Of course we didn't crash so I'm just happy I took it. :)
Comment by Maria Chumas-Baker on May 5, 2011 at 4:37pm
Brilliant Zsuzsanna, well done.  I would have been shaking with fear now and probably there would have been a wet seat Ugh.


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