A pilot has brought relief to thousands of travelers after revealing why plane passengers don’t need to panic during turbulence.
Former The Bachelor star Jimmy Nicholson was traveling with his wife Holly Kingston when their plane hit the worst turbulence the pilot had ever experienced – but he wasn’t at all worried.
While other passengers panicked, the 33-year-old was relaxed because he knew that planes are built to withstand extreme turbulence and will never “fall out of the sky.”
Turbulence on the short flight caused dramatic scenes as the plane shook and passengers screamed and clutched the seats in front of them.
Jimmy shared his tips for staying calm in severe turbulence, including a handy tip using a water bottle.
Pilot and former Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson (pictured) has revealed why passengers have nothing to fear when their plane hits turbulence.
The season 9 bachelor was on an hour-long flight from Barcelona to Menorca while on honeymoon with his wife when their plane hit turbulence.
“We’re in the back of the plane, so it’s worse here. It’s not comfortable, it’s one of the worst I’ve experienced. It could be widespread storms, so they just have to choose the path of least resistance to go through,” he said on TikTok. clip.
“There’s nothing to worry about, planes are built to withstand much worse. Not fun, obviously, but totally fine.
He shared three ways passengers can avoid panicking, starting with remembering that turbulence is “completely normal.”
“The project is not going to fall from the sky,” he said.
Second, he turned a water bottle upside down to show that the liquid inside didn’t move much despite the plane’s shaking.
Jimmy also recommended giving yourself some air through the vent and looking out the window if you can.
The clip from the pilot has been viewed 17.7 million times, with many sharing their flying fears and relief at Jimmy’s wise advice.
“My brain understands all this logically, but unfortunately my emotions take over and put me into total panic mode as soon as there is turbulence,” said one viewer.
“That was actually VERY reassuring,” another wrote.
“I always watch the flight attendants. If they don’t panic, I don’t panic,” replied a third.
“Turbulence scares me so much, it’s one of the things I fear the most. So seeing you so calm helps,” a fourth added.