posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 11:55 AM
Well, my first posted thread is related to my ongoing post traumatic stress from a personal scare with my wife and 5 year old daughter on a Jetblue
flight from Tampa to BOS (Boston) on New year's Day 2007. We flew through a 1200 mile thunderstorm front stretching from Texas to Maine, called a
'20 year aberration' the next day in the weather media.
Around 8:30pm over Delaware's east coast (and I am getting tachycardic and faint just now typing this), the plane violently dropped and rolled/yawed
about 30 degrees, as if struck by a silent air-air missile. I felt my pounding pulse in my throat. We held on for dear life, and after the 25 seconds
of sheer terror, moderate turbulence ensued for the next, solid 75 minutes. Most passengers were pale, and the plane was silent, even on landing. This
was probably an "air pocket" of low pressure - thunderstorms are best avoided as we all know.
The jackass pilots - who likely saved our lives due to their skill and experience - managed to joke "you all awake now?" as we deplaned. Christ.
Even the surgeon wife was very shaken.
So, i have kept "and eye on the skies" and even our tropical hurricane center over the next year, trying to determine if our atmospheric turbulence
is revving up as part of the larger world changes. And now i think it has. From reports of increased turbulence in the skies, to subtle but increased
meteoric activity, continued increased hurricanes i believe that change is at hand.
One day i will post my thoughts on the current solar minimum - Mauser like - that i have chatted about email wise with several international
geophysical scientists (it helps to be a radiology physician who can speak "physics").
If anyone else can chime in about recent turbulence - or the general funny feeling that airline trips have become more turbulent (than not) over the
last 5 years in particular - please do!
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 10/7/2008 by drphilxr]