Airline Passengers, Relax: Turbulence Detectors Are on the Way

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 22, 2007   View Article

Wouldn’t it be nice if airline pilots turned on the “fasten seat belt” sign before the person standing in the aisle toppled onto your lap because of turbulence?

NASA researchers are on the job. They are developing a pair of technologies that will give pilots several minutes’ warning so they can steer clear of the erratic, gusty winds.

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