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Meteorology Question Bank - 050-09-02 Turbulence - Q5976  Meteorology Question Bank - 050-09-02 Turbulence - Q5976 Dauntless Software

The turbulence which occurs at high flight levels (above FL 250) is mainly of the type Clear Air Turbulence. In what way can moderate to severe clear air turbulence affect an aircraft, the flight and the passengers?
A. The turbulence is a small scale one and can cause damage of worn out type. The manoeuvring of the aircraft will be made more difficult or even impossible. For the passengers the flight will be unpleasant.
B. The turbulence is a large scale one (waving) so that the aircraft will be difficult to manoeuvre. The passengers will feel some discomfort.
C. The turbulence can be resembled with the roughness of a washing-board (small scale) and will not have influence on the aircraft and its solidity, but will make flight a little more difficult. The passengers will seldom notice anything of this turbulence.
D. The turbulence is wave like which makes the flight unpleasant for the passengers but the manoeuvring will not be affected essentially.


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