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Video: Airline pilots must stay ahead of weather

Across New Zealand the world airline pilots must battle the elements every day.  Whether it’s clear sky turbulence, a thunderstorm, gales or snow and ice.

Last week 22 people were injured in two seperate flights due to air turbulence – something that’s hard to detect.

But what about the severe weather that’s easy to detect?

Check out the video below…

Read Philip Duncan’s Herald blog this week – Rough rides caused by potholes in the sky – what is turbulence, how do pilots deal with it and what’s it like being a flight attendant working with it every day?


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