Are these planes entering a new dimension? No, It’s just wake vortex

The wake vortex phenomenon is created by air turbulence behind an aircraft and looks just amazing. Wow!

Apocalyptic picture of wake vortex: Is this plane about to explode? Photo: Euro Control, wake vortex scary photo, wake vortex danger, are wake vortex dangerous, weird plane phenomenon, weird phenomenon during plane take-off and landing, strange phenomenon plane, wake vortex plane apocalypse
Apocalyptic picture of wake vortex: Is this plane about to explode? Photo: Euro Control

If I was once observing this phenomenon in a plane I was sitting in (I am taking one tomorrow!), I would start to pray! No the motors of these airplanes aren’t exploding. These smoke-like, weird elongated swirls forming behind aircraft are so-called wake vortices and are particularly visible at high humidity.

wake vortex airplane, wake vortex photo, wake vortex airplane image, wake vortex airplane picture, Wake vortex phenomenon, amazing Wake vortex phenomenon, Wake vortex variety, strange wake vortex, wake vortex airplane, Wave vortex forms behind planes during take-off and landing. Photo: Euro Control
Wave vortex forms behind planes mostly during take-off and landing. Photo: Euro Control

Wake turbulence forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air, creating wingtip vortices (longlived; shown in the video) and jetwash (shortlived; expelled gases from jet engine).

These horizontal tornadoes occur when a wing is generating lift. Air from below the wing (high pressure) is drawn around the wingtip into the region above the wing (low pressure), causing a vortex to trail from each wingtip.

what are wake vortex, how wake vortex form, photos of wake vortex, best wake vortex pictures, horizontal tornado, wake vortex are horizontal tornado, wake vortex amazing, Wake vortex can create eerie almost demoniac forms. Photo: Euro Control
Wake vortex can create eerie almost demoniac forms. Photo: Euro Control

As shown in the video, wake turbulences occur primarly during take off and landing.

VIAWikipedia
SOURCEEuro Control
SHARE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here