Watching instruments in a plane

By | 2008-04-04

While I was flying to Corcovado, in a small airplane, I had the opportunity of looking at the instruments in the cabin. I knew the functionality of some of these flight instruments because I “studied” them when I was a child, from the heavy MS Flight Simulator 4.0 manual.

It’s interesting to discover that when the plane enters in a turbulence zone, or cross clouds, most of the time it gains height! The vertical speed indicator was pointing up and up when we crossed all these thick clouds. You normally think that the plane is going down and down, but actually it’s not true.

So, next time you were in a plane suffering turbulences, remember that it will not fall down… probably.

Chatty pilot