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Wingtip Vortices

Following a question today and through the wonder of Google, I came across a couple of sites with some good movies and pictures of real life wingtip vortices.This first site has some great footage taken from the movie Die Hard (!!), a heavy jet is coming in to land through some smoke and you get some really nice footage of the vortex forming and drifting away…. skimming the top of a cloud layer.
http://www.math.sfu.ca/~cbm/fluid-movies/The second site is all still photos but some are very good.