While controlling at DEN, I thought to myself how cool it would be if Infinite Flight had wake turbulence. While this isn’t something that should be a priority, but it would be nice to have in the future. It would add a whole new layer of realism to the sim.
Wake turbulence varies on size of aircraft, and time/distance between them. Example: If a CRJ takes off and follows the same departure path a Boeing 747 just took a minute ago, they’re guaranteed to be experiencing some pretty choppy wake turbulence. Or, if a Cessna takes off and an A380 takes off behind it 2-3 minutes later, the A380 probably won’t be experiencing much (if any) wake turbulence. Wake turbulence could also be effective in the air, if an A380 is heading west at FL 360, and a 737 is heading east at FL 350, the 737 would likely feel wake turbulence.
This feature would take ATC to the next level, testing their awareness skills. It could even have an add-on to the takeoff command “Cleared for takeoff runway 22R, caution wake turbulence from prior departing aircraft”
The only negative this feature would have is that it could mean slightly increased hold times when smaller aircraft are departing right behind larger aircraft.