The application of reverse thrust can be identified by a sudden increase in the volume and pitch of the engines' sound just after touch-down
change in speed * mass of air per second = thrust
Many skeptics point to the 1999 movie Pushing Tin as an example of the effects of wake turbulence. At the end of the film, the main characters, played by Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack, stand beneath a large commercial airliner as it comes in to land. The plane passes overhead and then lands on the runway, at which point both men are lifted up into the air and tossed a significant distance off to the side of the runway.
While a movie scene created by special effects can by no means be held up as empirical scientific evidence of the effects of wake turbulence it can at least be accepted that such a big budget production would go to great lengths to accurately portray what would happen.
do we know that the plane was at full throttle at this point?
Where are the passengers of Flight 77?
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