Wake Turbulence: Silent But Deadly
You usually canít see it and you canít hear it, but wake turbulence can be deadly. ATC has rules to help, but in the end itís a shared responsibility.
A low morning fog crept onto the airport as I cleared a CRJ-900 regional jet for takeoff. The RJ lifted, passing just above the vaporous wall, and I switched him to Departure. I waited, watching for something I dealt with every day as an air traffic controller, but had never witnessed.