I was on a flight recently that went through turbulence that had me convinced I was about to die. To be clear, I love flying. I find the sound of a pressurized air plane cabin to be very relaxing. I like to look out the window whenever possible, even during turbulence and it takes a lot to rattle me.
This was different.
The plane shook and bounced around in ways I had never felt before. It had bounced left and right and shuddered in ways that at first I just thought was sort of scary, but that's all. Suddenly, it felt like we were falling. It felt like we fell for a solid two whole seconds. I was thoroughly shaken.
The pilot got on the speaker and said a lot of things about being seated and putting on our seat belts, he said "safe" and "safety" quite a few times, and after the turbulence, he got on the speaker again and said he was communicating with someone to find a safe route and that we would be delayed. It felt like we were in a really dangerous storm or something.
Anyway, I'm curious if my fears were anywhere near reality. Did we really fall for those 2 whole seconds? How far did we probably fall? Sort of morbidly curious.