Do you know what a vortex is? Read on and we’ll explain it to you, with this footage!
When you get on a flight sometimes some impressive phenomena can take place! Air pockets, huge storms, turbulence... the list can go on. Today, we are talking about something else, the creation of a vortex!
An Airbus A380 aircraft from the Emirates airline created a vortex during its flight through the clouds. A vortex is a swirling motion that forms at the ends of the wings of an airplane. You can see that it is both impressive and beautiful.
Not without consequences
Although a vortex is visually pretty, when you are on the plane it's a different story! It can cause violent turbulence for the passengers on the flight. All those who have lived through one will tell you that it's quite unpleasant, it's scary and it can have serious consequences on the aircraft.
Fortunately, pilots are usually prepared for such events and know how to react in order to keep the plane under control and to ensure the safety of all.
Have you ever experienced this kind of phenomenon? We haven’t, and we prefer that it stays that way. Instead we'll look at photos of vortexes from the safety of solid ground!