• Paul Greig Smith

VIRGIN ATLANTIC JET SETS NEW SPEED RECORD FLYING LA TO LONDON

The 787 Dreamliner was clocked at 801mph over Pennsylvania as it rode the fastest jet stream on record, blowing east at 231mph! The velocity only lasted briefly but was far faster than the usual cruising speed of 561mph for the Boeing aircraft, taking it faster than the speed of sound!


Flying LA to London in just over nine hours, the flight arrived nearly an hour ahead of schedule.


A spokesperson for Boeing told CBS News: “Wow, that’s fast.”


Airline captain Peter James wrote on Twitter: “Never ever seen this kind of tailwind in my life as a commercial pilot.”


Full report by Hugh Morris, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/virgin-atlantic-dreamliner-speed-record/



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