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Old 12-19-2003, 07:14 AM   #1
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I saw a story in the news a few year back...A flight from LA to Japan suddenly dropped from 33,000 ft to 30,000ft ( or something like that if I wrong it was a far frik'n drop)
It hit a pocked of air that caused the plane to do this, severe turbulance. People were thrown about the passanger compartment like toys, people died and were very hurt. the plane survived and landed in Japan, but i apprears it was a very rough ride...And no one saw it coming.

Ever since that story I wear my seatbelt when ever I am on a plan and not in the washroom...here is some info on Turbulance

Not scared of many things, but turbulance really gets to me!!
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Very interesting! Many folks think seatbelts are more for crash-landings, not extreme turbulence (which is far less predictable).
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Definitely great advice and a really sobering thought, but I gotta admit, I really like turbulence-- the roller-coaster don't-know-what'll-happen-next feeling really gets my blood flowing. I guess I tend not to focus on the thought that the plane could CRASH, just the sensation in my stomach.

Does this make me weird? Anyone else have the same feeling?
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Lindoro, Well there is the turbulence that is cool like that, then you have the turbulence that is like riding over a really bumpy road. The bumpy road turbulence I could do without, but the other stuff is cool.
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Yes iamlindoro you are a freak! :D

I don't like Turbulence at all. Heck I don't even like flying at all. Scares the craps out of me. But I think you just have to keep reminding yourself that you have more chance of dying in a car. At least that works for me.

good article btw.
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I am completely comfortable in a car no matter where I'm goin'. In a plane I don't care either, but I get massive earaches. They make me dread flights.
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