This Is What It's Like Piloting a Plane Through Turbulence

ABC News' Matt Gutman is in the flight simulator at the Pan Am Flight Academy.
0:57 | 07/16/14

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About that -- -- flight academy with instructor here Reid doesn't lie and she's teaching -- apply. In turbulence in the -- is basically put it on auto pilot. The problem is it feels much more. -- relaxed up here but it does in the back of the plane we feel. Minor -- even in heavy turbulence now controlling the -- is a different matter it's rather difficult. In heavy turbulence as you can see by the horizon shifting up and down so that's what most pilots use auto pilot. But the turbulence and the rocking -- rattling sensation in the back is created by the auto pilot trying to correct. The airplane's position that's what you can bounce you know twenty to thirty feet -- -- -- thirty feet down and the back to the plate if you're not buckled -- at that time. That's when we'll get there.

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