Whilst these are not everyday occurrences, I think you'll find that this is a lot more common than most people think. :shock:munitalP said:A friend of mine was on a Lufthansa flight from Austraia yesterday and they had a lightning strike - I await for him to tell me more!
.... or in a helicopter. :shock:shillard said:Try copping one in a Cessna 152 on your first solo cross-country.
It's a whole bunch of fun when your radio starts spewing green sparks just as you enter an AFIZ.
No you win really. I haven't actually had a strike in a Helo just been really close and that was enough.shillard said:Ewwwwwwwww......you win.
Looking at the vid of the incident, you would at least see a huge flash, and I would guess hear a loud crack. that would make me sit up and take notice :shock: . The last thing I would need in this situation would be the beverage service stopped .simongr said:I really love thunder and lightning (I really enjoyed being up on the 38th floor of our building in SIN in the middle of a late afternoon storm) - I am just wondering how much you would actually sense being in the plane and more importantly would they stop the beverage service
Wife and I stayed at a high rise hotel, Clarkes Quay over Xmas and into new year 2 years ago - the late afternoon storms - awesome. I set my camera on a tripod and caught some very cool pics.... I will see if I can find one or two and put them on my blog....simongr said:I really love thunder and lightning (I really enjoyed being up on the 38th floor of our building in SIN in the middle of a late afternoon storm)
Can you describe that better? St Elmo's fire is a glow on a surface. Was that the effect, or was this a ball of glowing gas that floated down the aisle?Altair said:I have also had St Elmos fire go through the cabin, down the aisle. That was spooky.