Types of Turbulence

There are three main kinds of turbulence: Light, Moderate and Severe.

Light turbulence is what you feel most of the time when flying in a commercial flight. A few bumps here and there, like someone hitting pothole while driving. The altitude in the plane only changes my a few feet and is sometimes unnoticeable.

Moderate turbulence is when the people in the airplane start to notice the bumps because they last more than one time. It might last for 10-15 minutes. The airplane only changes altitude for a few feet but it can be uncomfortable to passengers.

Sever Turbulence happens RARELY. It’s when the plane changes altitude from 30-50 feet (as opposed to the others where its 3-5 feet). It is by no means HUNDREDS like some Hollywood movies portray.

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