- (not in technical use) a nearly vertical air current that can cause an aircraft to experience a sudden change in altitude, usually a decrease.
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But of course I couldn't tell in the dark; and just afterwards I struck an air-pocket, and had a bit of trouble with the bus.Men, Women and Guns
H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
For perhaps ten seconds he hung thus, till the monoplane, rocking through an air-pocket, tilted violently.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.
Percy F. Westerman
- a localized region of low air density or a descending air current, causing an aircraft to suffer an abrupt decrease in height
- any pocket of air that prevents the flow of a liquid or gas, as in a pipe