New answers tagged

2 votes

Are flights in fast jet streams more dangerous?

according to a NTSB report in 2021, 37% of aircraft accidents on large commercial planes involve areas of high turbulence... To be fair the jet stream itself is not very turbulent, it is the CAT (...
Questor's user avatar
  • 121
0 votes

Are flights in fast jet streams more dangerous?

As others pointed out, there are two potential factors that may increase the risk. increase in landing weight, due to less fuel burned during the flight; densier landing schedule at the arrival ...
EarlGrey's user avatar
  • 145
3 votes

Are flights in fast jet streams more dangerous?

Small consequence would be arriving with more fuel on board than expected, leading to a slightly higher landing weight. This would increase the consequences of any poor landing, by having more ...
Criggie's user avatar
  • 1,131
18 votes

Are flights in fast jet streams more dangerous?

Yes there are hazards, and you do want a captain who understands them and takes precautions. However anybody with an Airline Transport Licence would be expected to know about them, and the airline ...
John K's user avatar
  • 130k
7 votes

Are flights in fast jet streams more dangerous?

If you can manage to consistently fly with a strong tail wind, then you can fit more flights in your schedule. This increases the number of takeoffs, landings, and ground movements. Most of the (...
Anonymous Physicist's user avatar
8 votes

Are flights in fast jet streams more dangerous?

One common way to measure accident rates is in Hours Flown per Incident. Typical accident rates in General Aviation are about 4.5 incidents per 100,000 flight hours. I cannot find a reliable source ...
abelenky's user avatar
  • 30.7k
25 votes

Are flights in fast jet streams more dangerous?

Horrible example of journalism aside, any risk would come from clear air turbulence at the edges of the jet stream and the slower moving air. In other words, it isn't the top speed of the air relative ...
Michael Hall's user avatar
  • 25.7k

Top 50 recent answers are included