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Talking Turbulence with Owen Zupp

Episode 8 ·

This episode is a bit special because it doesn’t follow the normal episode format. Andrew spends the entire episode chatting with airline pilot Owen Zupp about turbulence and what you need to know about it. Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Turbulence makes some passengers a bit nervous and there can be some discomfort in the cabin when a plane hits some rough air. But what happens in the flight deck when a flight encounters turbulence? Learn all about it in this episode.

  • Should passengers be worried about turbulence breaking the wings off a plane or sending the aircraft into a dive? Andrew asks Owen about some worst-case scenarios that passengers might consider.

  • There are lots of ways that pilots can anticipate, avoid, and remove planes from turbulence, but we sometimes hear of incidents of severe turbulence causing injuries. Owen explains how these types of scenarios usually happen and how you can keep yourself safe onboard.

Owen Zupp is an airline pilot an awarding-winning author. You can check out his work on his website at There you can find various articles that he’s written, as well as details on his books and how you can get them. You can also find him on his YouTube channel and on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Follow us on social media for the latest updates and sneak peeks! Or visit to join the podcast’s mailing list. Connect with us on social media: Facebook: Flying Smarter Podcast Instagram: @flyingsmarter Twitter: @flying_smarter

Owen Zupp is a commercial pilot and author. He has worked as a flight instructor, and airline pilot, and much more. He has over 20,000 flying hours on over 90 different types of aircraft and most recently flew the Boeing 747 for Qantas. On top of that, Owen has a Master’s degree in aviation and has authored seven different books. Learn more about Owen and check out his writing annd books on his website:

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