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Worst Flight Experience?

Last post 03-19-2014, 10:09 PM by ClayDweller. 7 replies.
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  •  03-16-2011, 10:57 AM 10223

    Travel [ap] Worst Flight Experience?

    I am currently not a pilot but I have always been fascinated with flying.  That is probably why I was a flight attendant for a little bit! As a flight attendant I remember one flight were out of no where we hit some major turbulence and I was in the back galley.  Luckily I had just secured the food carts and was getting ready to do a walk through...but I was thrown around like rag doll.  Then the fasten seatbelt sign went on.  I was terrified because there was not even a possible warning from the pilots.  So My whole reason for posting this is I am curious of what everyones scariest flight experience was.  Whether you were a pilot, co pilot, passenger whatever!! I am just curious.  People do not get scared by these stories because they are very rare and it is safer to fly in a plane than drive a car. 

    Brooke Hernandez
    Rugged Air
  •  10-04-2011, 4:22 AM 10785 in reply to 10223

    Re: Worst Flight Experience?

    Hands down worst flight ever for me was in the back of a C-130 heading to IZ in triple digit heat wearing kevlar sitting thigh to thigh with my seatmates on a bench (not a seat) Pitch was maybe 20 inches or so. Fairly loud, had a hard time sleeping and wouldn't know if AC was on or not. FA's never came by. Landing was like a carnival ride from hell.
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  •  04-20-2012, 11:28 AM 11384 in reply to 10785

    Re: Worst Flight Experience?

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  •  02-19-2013, 12:21 PM 12254 in reply to 10223

    Re: Worst Flight Experience?

    I have one to share too. That is a horrible flight experience.  The flight was on Northwest and it was from Orlando to Detroit.  Somewhere over Kentucky the entire plane dropped what must have been almost 8000 feet after running through an air pocket quite quickly.  Everyone's stuff went up into the air, people were vomiting, and everyone was either screaming or praying.. At the last minute the plane began to climb and level off.  I know this kind of stuff occurs quite frequently but I think it was the longest I've ever been in practically zero g on a commercial aircraft.  The only comparable situation would of been a flight from LAX to Tokyo where we were over the Pacific and similarly hit an air pocket and fell nose down for thousands of feet. 
  •  11-08-2013, 1:24 PM 12698 in reply to 10223

    Re: Worst Flight Experience?

    I was working for Northwest Airlines, on a flight from Memphis to Detroit, in stormy weather. We were holding, and the woman next to me was obviously not comfortable in the air, as she was fingering her rosary the entire flight!

    Anyway - holding in DTW's airspace, the 767 was in turbulence that was causing the plane to bank 60-degrees in both directions, and the woman next to me was getting more and more nervous. I tapped her on the shoulder, and pointed across the aisle and back one row to a deadheading pilot who was sleeping through the whole episode.

    I told her that as soon as HE woke up and was worried, then *I* would be worried. until then, have no fear.
    Tailwinds,
    Andrew

    http://smartflighttraining.com
  •  02-28-2014, 2:09 AM 12941 in reply to 12698

    Re: Worst Flight Experience?

    Good article.Thanks for sharing.

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  •  03-12-2014, 4:23 AM 12971 in reply to 10223

    Re: Worst Flight Experience?

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  •  03-19-2014, 10:09 PM 12996 in reply to 10785

    Re: Worst Flight Experience?

    That is a horrible flight experience.  The flight was on Northwest and it was from Orlando to Detroit.

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