I know in a bus, for instance, (well, at least on a school bus, when I traveled to out-of-town basketball games in high school) the farther back you are, the bumpier your ride tends to be. Is there a similar situation when a vehicle is airborne?
For the quietest ride, you clearly want to sit away from the engines. But I'm curious if there is a part of the airplane that offers the smoothest ride. That is, most free from vibrations during flight, or during take-off and landing.
I imagine the answer may be different for aircraft that have their engines mounted on the tail versus those with the engines mounted on the wings. And maybe other factors play into the equation as well.