Why does the atmosphere rotate along with the earth?
If i take off from land on a helicopter straight above the earth surface to a certain height and stay there for few mins/hours and come down. Why am i coming down to the same place where i took off? If the earth is rotating i should land on a different place right because i have not moved i am just coming down straight.I moved only vertically.
I got this thought because i was thinking why are we spending so many hours on flights to reach a country on west if i started from a eastern country.
May be there are a lot of scientific reasons behind this which i am not aware excuse me if it sounds silly.I thought this would be the best place to ask.