- Nov 25, 2003
- Total Time
I fly the erj and I was taking off out of ORD last week just after an A319. Approximately 200 feet we experienced wake turbulance that rolled us to the right aprroximately 30 degrees. I had full left aileron just to keep from rolling over. I've had wake turbulance before but never this severe and so close to the ground. Everyone knows how these big airports launch aircraft one after another even before the previous aircraft has rotated. Please don't preach to me that I should have waited a little while before starting the take off roll. ATC seems to be on top of things when taking off behind a heavy or a 757, but they don't give any concern to the midsize aircraft. Wake is a serious thing even if it is not a 747. I can write an unusual incident report and talk to my chief pilot and the faa, but what will become of this? NOTHING! Everyone seems to be in the reactive mode instead of a proactive mode. There obviously needs to be an accident before anything is changed. If we waited 2 minutes after every aircraft, just think how many delays there will be. What's a good solution? I read this site alot and know that many people write meaningless things, please only reply if you have some good input. I know I'm not the only one experiencing this, give your examples and inputs on how we can resolve this problem. My solution is to wait to takeoff until atc yells at me. What is your solution?