View Full Version : Turbulence over the Lake District 24th Sep

Mungo Man
24th Sep 2007, 17:09
Anyone one else spill their coffee this morning over the Lakes?! First bit of really rough turbulence I've experience, and the worst the Captain had seen... Autopilot did a good job of holding level flight despite picking up rate of climb/descent briefly exceeding 2500fpm. All in a days work though. Nice and calm lower down too.

glad rag
24th Sep 2007, 17:50
How much/any warning did you get?

24th Sep 2007, 18:36
If the autopliot stayed in, it can't have been too bad ....

Mungo Man
24th Sep 2007, 19:12
Guess it wasn't too bad, but neither was it light chop! Reading the standard definitions of turbulence I suppose it was moderate occasionally severe. Just because the autopilot didn't give up doesn't really mean it wasn't bad. Maybe I shouldn't have said the autopilot did a good job though, rather, it remained engaged but only held height +/- 400ft and speed +/- 40kts.

west lakes
24th Sep 2007, 19:19
As a comparason it was very varied on the ground with winds approx 40 - 50mph and frequent very heavy showers. Our wx at work gave 40% risk of lightning am & 60% pm.
Heard a turboprop at about 14:00 tracking I guess DCS - WAL seemed to be making a lot of noise and slow progress. Usually they are audible but this was loud even over the wind noise (an earlier one was audible in a large noisyish office)

24th Sep 2007, 19:19
Hopefully you don't have any problems elsewhere.

24th Sep 2007, 19:57
It was quite bumpy in the LTMA today, a lot of the drivers were having to hand fly the aircraft around the holds.

24th Sep 2007, 20:02
flew in as pax on the BMA751 from LAS this morning. was a bit bumpy. nothing to write home about. bit of a cross wind into man though.

It was the captain's last flight before retirement aswell. Typical British weather to see him out! Good luck to him and may he enjoy his retirement. Sorry I cant remember his name. :ok:

24th Sep 2007, 21:52
Returned from Cologne early evening into Heathrow, very bumpy around the hold, greaser of a landing though.

24th Sep 2007, 22:01
Believe the skipper on the Midland 751 was Capt Mark Marsh and understand he's going to swap the air for the sea in retirement. Best of luck for the future Mark and watch out for those pirates!!!;)

24th Sep 2007, 22:08
If you thought it was bumpy at flight level nosebleed you should of tried it down in the weeds in a helo. Some points in autorotation and still going up at a fair old lick. To say it was a bit rough would be an understatement!!!

2nd Mar 2008, 15:21
As a point of interest, does 2400 hrs GMT exist?

Clearly it is 2359 hrs or 0001 hrs, but what about midnight, should it be 2400 or, as I prefer, 0000 hrs?

Thoughts .....

2nd Mar 2008, 15:28
2400 seems more logical, but 0000 is shown on my digital watch. If you think about it you get to 23.59.59, but why then 24.00.00 when the next time is 00.00.01? Like you i'm in favour of 00.00.00.