⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ PILOT STORY AHEAD:
On climb out from Boston, we were lucky to see this beautiful contrails. Perfect contrail with its visual #waketurbulence representation.
Suddenly, our crossing paths started aligning. We were to intercept the same airway and climb through “his” altitude.
Immediately it kicked in, the #A380/#Challenger case some months ago.
We checked the wind indication for the FMS it stated 1 knot (calm). “Center XA-XXX say type of traffic ahead and 25 miles.”
“XA-XXX, heavy #Boeing 747”
We immediately requested 20 degrees deviation for our climb. That kept us away from that wake. I don’t know how bad it would have been, but I’m glad we didn’t find out.
Smooth climb all the way to #FL470