The strongest vortices are produced on takeoff, but ideally you want to be on the landing facet, as the aircraft might be nearer (i.e. lower) at an equivalent position from the brink. A calm day is ideal, as wind will dissipate a vortex earlier than it reaches the bottom. About 30 seconds after the jet passes overhead you’ll begin to listen to a whooshing, crackling and thundering. It’s a menacing sound unlike anything you’ve heard earlier than.
See — or hear — for yourself in this footage captured on my iPhone. In less than 5 seconds, earlier than either of us could utter so much as an expletive, the plane got here to its senses and rolled degree. While it doesn’t make an entire lot of difference, the smoothest place to sit is over the wings, nearest to the aircraft’s centers of lift and gravity. In the rearmost rows, closest … Read MoreRead more