Australian Qantas A380 gets rare 'jolt' from wake turbulence

Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday one of its Airbus SE A380 jets had experienced a rare “jolt” from wake turbulence after flying 20 nautical miles behind another one of its super-jumbos this week.

Wake turbulence is a disturbance in the atmosphere that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air, and air traffic control requires more spacing behind larger jets like the A380 in an attempt to avoid the phenomenon.

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