Turbulence

Flight Turbulence

Pilots experience different types of turbulence during flight. Understanding turbulence can help you better respond when you face this situation. Captain Judy’s Corner: What is turbulence? What is the definition of turbulence? Flight turbulence is something most passengers hate. What is turbulence? The definition of turbulence is a sudden, violent shift in airflow. It creates up and down currents caused by irregular atmospheric motion. We were in the clouds, Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), and flying in an area without radar coverage. My first officer (FO) was busy programming the Citation jet’s system with the latitude and longitude coordinates instructed by Bangladesh controllers. I focused on leveling the Citation at FL390 (39,000’). Suddenly the FO pointed upward exclaiming, “Oh my!” I … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 2 Issue 11 | Nov. 2019

Epic Buzz Nov 2019

Sponsors Supported $27,500 in 2019 Epic Scholarship Awards Congratulations to our 4th Annual Epic Flight Academy Aviation Scholarship winners! New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen presented a $20,000 scholarship to Trace Martinson from St. Augustine, FL (pictured above) and a $5,000 scholarship to Bronwyn Rees (in absentia) from Rockledge, FL. We received 22 applications from 8 states. We were also thrilled to present a special $2,500 scholarship to Andrew McCarthy, a current Epic student. Read all about our scholarship winners! We send a warm thank you to our generous sponsors who made it possible to award $27,500 this year: Textron/Cessna, Air Wisconsin, and Piedmont Airlines were our major scholarship sponsors. Thanks to New Smyrna Outfitters for supporting our fishing tournament, which in turn supports scholarships. Thanks to all of our generous sponsors for making this year’s event a success, and thanks to the hundreds … Read more