Right now, im doing a flight from KBOS to KLAX in training server. Just as i reached cruise, the aircraft started rocking side to side. Anything i can do to stop the aircraft from doing that?
The winds might be tossing you around
Could you please provide us with more details like speed, altitude and plane load, so we can help you better?
Im at Mach .80 at FL380. The airplane load is 71%
How are the winds?
Winds are at 257°M at 62kts.
Probably somewhat to high for the load, and slightly too fast, but it’s all within limits, so this shouldn’t be the issue. LNAV on I assume?
That’ll be why most likely. That’s a bit windy
I used Simbrief to make all the flight planning.
62 knots should not make a plane rock side to side. I would recommend getting lower a couple thousand feet and slowing down to M.77-78.
As I said, don’t think that’s the issue. Normal cruise speed would be M0.78 though, but M0.80 is allowed as well.
Could winds/(or rather turbulence) be the cause as suggested by @ToasterStroodie?
Im controlling heading and it stopped.
That’s not how it should be. Just to confirm: You switched LNAV off and it stopped, correct?
Yes, it did.
@SouljaFlight Are you currently handflying the aircraft or is HDG on AP on?
All right, I see. I unfortunately can’t really give you an explanation, but I am hopeful someone else will be able to, good luck!
That’s odd. I’m stumped as well, sorry
On climb, everything was fine.
Where are you located en-route? Might be flying through a turbulence zone, which simbrief isn’t exactly the best for showing.
This is a trubulence map from the NOAA and NWS for today. Ultimately the best way to plan for turbulence is to use fore-
flight, but that requires a subscription.
Im around Syrause, New York. So that might likely be why