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Near supersonic speed: Boeing 777 catches jet stream, makes London-NY in 5 hours
01-11-2015, 04:25 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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A British Airways flight traveling from New York to London Heathrow broke a record as it approached the speed of sound after riding a powerful jet stream, making the journey in just over 5 hours.

Passengers onboard BA flight 114 from London Heathrow to New York were probably left waiting for their taxi rides after their flight arrived about an hour and a half ahead of schedule, the Telegraph reported.

http://rt.com/news/221559-boeing-superso...-airplane/
01-11-2015, 04:30 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I don't understand this, they were not designed to fly at those speeds. I would think it would break apart. Sounds more like the plane was charged with one of mother natures warp bubbles, but usually that only occurs in intense storms.
I'm scratching my head on this.

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01-11-2015, 04:39 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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I bet flying in the other direction wouldn't be as nice time.gif
01-11-2015, 04:42 PM #4
Wicked Oblivion Member
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(01-11-2015, 04:30 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I don't understand this, they were not designed to fly at those speeds. I would think it would break apart. Sounds more like the plane was charged with one of mother natures warp bubbles, but usually that only occurs in intense storms.
I'm scratching my head on this.
Alien tractor beam time warp ride perhaps or tropospheric worm hole tunnel because as mentioned above those types of airplanes are not designed to fly at those speeds without ripping apart as this quote and link below explains but as far as a shorter flight time please refer to my preceeding theories (*-*)

Quote: Hence the common question from travelers when encountering a strong tail wind in a jet stream is whether the plane has actually broken the sound barrier?

Well the answer is no. The Boeing 777 that you flew on is a subsonic plane only. It means she is designed to fly below the speed of sound. Even if there is a strong tail wind pushing the plane forward and the ground speed may have exceeded the theoretical speed of sound, in reality, the plane has not gone supersonic.

The confusion arises between the understanding of ground speed and the plane’s speed. The ground speed is the speed at which an object travels relative to a fixed point on the Earth's surface. The difference between ground speed and airspeed is caused by the influence of winds on the overall speed of the aircraft.

This is analogous to you walking at 2 mph along a walkalater (travelator) that is moving at 2 mph. Your actual movement towards your plane at the gate is pretty fast at 4 mph (2 + 2) but as far as you are concerned, you are still walking at 2 mph!

So even if you were seeing a ground speed of 760 mph on the GPS, the Boeing 777 has never exceeded it structural limits of the plane or its wings it was designed for!

http://www.askcaptainlim.com/flying-on-t...-fast.html
01-11-2015, 04:44 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(01-11-2015, 04:36 PM)Cosmic August Wrote:  
(01-11-2015, 04:30 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I don't understand this, they were not designed to fly at those speeds. I would think it would break apart. Sounds more like the plane was charged with one of mother natures warp bubbles, but usually that only occurs in intense storms.
I'm scratching my head on this.
Alien tractor beam time warp ride perhaps? because as mentioned above those types of airplanes are not designed to fly at those speeds...

Quote: Hence the common question from travelers when encountering a strong tail wind in a jet stream is whether the plane has actually broken the sound barrier?

Well the answer is no. The Boeing 777 that you flew on is a subsonic plane only. It means she is designed to fly below the speed of sound. Even if there is a strong tail wind pushing the plane forward and the ground speed may have exceeded the theoretical speed of sound, in reality, the plane has not gone supersonic.

The confusion arises between the understanding of ground speed and the plane’s speed. The ground speed is the speed at which an object travels relative to a fixed point on the Earth's surface. The difference between ground speed and airspeed is caused by the influence of winds on the overall speed of the aircraft.

This is analogous to you walking at 2 mph along a walkalater (travelator) that is moving at 2 mph. Your actual movement towards your plane at the gate is pretty fast at 4 mph (2 + 2) but as far as you are concerned, you are still walking at 2 mph!

So even if you were seeing a ground speed of 760 mph on the GPS, the Boeing 777 has never exceeded it structural limits of the plane or its wings it was designed for!

http://www.askcaptainlim.com/flying-on-t...-fast.html

http://kritterbox.com/Topic-Man-Builds-F...-Star-Trek

Finally, someone figured this out.

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01-11-2015, 04:51 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Makes sense to me!
01-11-2015, 04:51 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Me too 13.gif
01-11-2015, 11:50 PM #8
Wicked Oblivion Member
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We're probably at least a 1,000 years away of continuous advancement from this mind bending technology that is if we dont destroy ourselves with evil war first...




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