A plane taking off from NY to LA takes off at the same time as one from LA toNY, Without wind a factor which?
Arrives first? Does the rotation of the earth play a factor?
- billrussell42Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
neither, they land at the same time.
neglecting winds and time zones.
Earth's rotation has nothing to do with it, as the earth's atmosphere rotates with it.
- princess pounderLv 71 decade ago
The would arrive the same time if they both took equal mileage routes. The earths rotation has no effect because the air the planes fly in is rotating right along with the earth.