“Because of the weather, there is no smooth flight path into Brisbane . . .”
That’s what the pilot told the passengers flying from Townsville yesterday.
We followed his instructions to fasten seatbelts and waited with varying levels of trepidation but all we got were a couple of minor shakes.
Whenever pilots have warned of turbulence when I’ve been flying into New Zealand airports it’s meant a stomach-swooping buffeting.
Maybe Australians have a stricter definition of a rocky ride, or perhaps it’s just we were lucky that yesterday the forecast didn’t live up to expectations.