Got on a 18 seater at Auckland flying to the top end of the north island....pilot said "there's some storms around, we'll have an extra 25 minutes flight time"....It was caning down as we got on the plane and it was like you could feel the extra force of the rain as the plane took off....it was rough the whole way in every direction, up ,down, sideways....I checked the time figuring we must have been nearly there, and sure enough it was about 5 minutes short of the ETA, "we're just over the KeriKeri airport now" .....I look out the window and see the strip lights as we go into a bank......then everything went weightless for maybe four or five seconds followed by what felt like 2 or maybe 3 g.....everyone on board was very very quiet. We caught a cab out to the airport the next morning to collect a hire car...the guy at the counter said "when did you come in?" ......"On the nine o'clock flight last night"......he said , almost under his breath without looking at us..."I heard it was an interesting flight ".......momec3 wrote:Did a landing at Melb on Qantas about a month back. Landing from the south and I was watching the buses on the Tulla freeway beside me and could see the faces on the people in the buses.
The plane then hangs the tail down real low and I thought this is odd, obviously trying to scrub off speed like a bird landing
Then it drops suddenly and what seemed like a long way considering our altitude. Similtaniously the pilot points the nose in the air and hits the gas and heads nearly straight up. Could of heard a pin drop and everyone was holding their breath. Then the pilot comes on and says we suffered wind shear.
We eventually landed after a third attempt and the pilot shook ever passengers hand as we got off.
Landed at Berlin on Ryan Air once, we bounced a really ,really long way after hitting heavier than I've ever felt....as we got off I said to the hostie" did we land or did we crash?" they didn't even respond, I think they were just as freaked as us .