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BA 777 nearly supersonic.

Old 14th Jan 2015, 07:10
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BA 777 nearly supersonic.

The press foaming at the mouth again, apparently a tailwind gets you closer to the sound barrier.

https://nz.totaltravel.yahoo.com/new...rsonic-speeds/
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 07:30
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Following the same logic, you fly supersonic on every eastbound flight due to the earth rotating in that direction... On the equator you are even supersonic when stationary.
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Not only do physics and the press not mix but people have very short memories. In 1977 (or perhaps '78) Super VC10 G-ASGC (the one preserved at Duxford) crossed the Atlantic from New York to Prestwick in 5 hours 1 minute. So far as I know this is still the fastest Atlantic crossing by a subsonic commercial airliner.
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In 1977 (or perhaps '78)
Today I learned that if you can't remember something that happened 37 years ago you have a very short memory..
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Following the same logic, you fly supersonic on every eastbound flight due to the earth rotating in that direction...
Using a different frame of reference....

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I did Boston to Shannon once on a A330 in 4hrs 55mins.
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When flying supersonic, do you have to put your microphone behind your head?
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 09:42
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How about JFK to PWK in 5h 01m as flown in a BA Super VC-10 G-ASGC, now preserved at Duxford, back in 1979. The story of that flight is in the book 'With my Head in the Clouds Part 1' which I recently read.
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In 1977 (or perhaps '78) Super VC10 G-ASGC (the one preserved at Duxford) crossed the Atlantic from New York to Prestwick in 5 hours 1 minute.

So far as I know this is still the fastest Atlantic crossing by a subsonic commercial airliner.
Highly unlikely, given that Air Canada fly St John's-Heathrow which is nearly 800nm shorter than JFK-PIK.
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