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Jurassic Park - Uuh, Wrong Way Genius
At the beginning of the movie, the island is said to be 120 miles west of Costa Rica. But at the end of the movie, they are flying towards the sunset! Everyone knows the sun sets in the west! They were going the wrong way! They should have been going east.
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Anonymous on 07-30-2001
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dragonbat writes:
How do you know that they were going to Costa Rica? They could of been going somewhere else in the West.
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stacie_yates writes:
And even if you're on a flight going east, pilots often take off in the opposite direction, the west, then do a wide U-turn. Presumably because of wind direction and speed, and so on. You wouldn't want to take off straight into a stiff wind, I wouldn't think. Pilots sometimes take wide arcs in order to get the best approach to a landing pad or airport, or to avoid heavy air traffic areas, as well. So initially heading west, even if they were going to Costa Rica, isn't necessarily a slip.
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Jollyrgr writes:
dragonbat and stacie_yates are both wrong. One: If you look at a map of where Costa Rica is at, there is NOTHING to go to west of there but Ocean. So if this was an island 120 miles west of Costa Rica, your best bet is going east. Two: You DO take off into the wind. In airplanes especially you want the net wind over the wings to be as high as possible. Taking off with a tail wind makes your ground roll much longer. The same holds true for helicopters and they don't need to make a wide U Turn unless they are climbing over an object.
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