I don’t know how I have managed not to see this Top Gear episode previously (I thought I’ve seen each one 3 times at this point!). On one of yesterday’s episodes they took a Virgin Atlantic 747 (there’s video of the Upper Class Cabin) and had rolled cars behind the 747 to demonstrate the effect of jet blast. I know that 747’s have a little bit of thrust, but this video from the episode certainly put things into perspective (especially since only 2 of the 747’s engines were run up). HINT: Don’t try this at home….but if you do, please let me know because if you have a 747 at home, I need to be your new best friend!
Enjoy the video: